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THE NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2012 - 2013 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Fort Worth, TX...The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (NMWHM) will honor eight legendary Cowboys  and two Cowgirls during its annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel located at 200 Main Street in downtown Forth Worth at 7 PM.     "We are honored to be able to recognize the contributions of these living legends and pay tribute to those who have passed on for their dedication to the preservation of our western heritage and culture," says NMWHM Co-Founder Jim Austin. "We have an amazing weekend of events planned, and we really want to encourage everyone in the community to bring their families out and be a part of this historic celebration." 

This year's honorees include early professional rodeo trailblazer Lawrence Homer Coffee,   70's film icon Pam Grier, African-American ranch owner Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr., nationally recognized artist Burl Washington, rodeo world champion Fred Whitfield and daytime drama superstar Walt Willey.  Posthumous inductees include Colonel Allen Allensworth, James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, Woodrow Wilson Woolwine “Woody” Strode and Floyd “Buck” Wyatt.  The awards ceremony and banquet kicks off an exciting weekend of events celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy.  “The NMWHM and Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the men and women who have made exemplary contributions to the history and preservation of western culture past and present,” stated NMWHM Co-Founder and Executive Director Gloria Reed Austin.   

Additional weekend highlights include a Benefit Concert featuring vocalist Avery Sunshine, George Huff,  Aquile, and comedian Kenn Coxx; free Western Heritage Symposium; a Living History presentation - “An Evening with Wild Bill Hickok”, featuring television veteran Walt Willey in a one-man show; Zydeco Music Festival; and Hall of Fame Rodeo!

The primary objective of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum is to offer the visitor a true and complete historical perspective of the people and activities that built the unique culture of the American West.  The work of artists who documented the people and events of the time through journals, photographs and other historical items are part of the museum's new collection. 

Don't miss this amazing weekend of events celebrating the legacy of these western legends. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Banquet are $150 for individuals and corporate tables are available starting at $2500.  For more information, contact the NMWHM Business Office at 817.922.9999, email info@cowboysofcolor.org or visit www.cowboysofcolor.org.


WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
Celebrity Benefit Concert & Comedy Show - 8:30 PM
Featuring Avery Sunshine, George Huff, Aquile, Kenn Coxx)
Vee Lounge Restaurant and Bar
500 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
TICKETS:  $45.00 General Admission; $75.00 VIP Tickets

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet – 7PM
Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
TICKETS:  $150
CORPORATE TALBES: $2500+

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Western Heritage Symposium – 8AM-12 Noon
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
3400 Mount Vernon Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76103
FREE ADMISSION – CALL (817) 534-8801 TO RSVP

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Living History Presentation – “Wild Bill Hickok” One-Man Show
Starring "All My Children's" Walt Willey - 1 PM (Doors open at 12 Noon)
River Ranch – Fort Worth Stockyards
500 NE 23rd Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
TICKETS:  $25-Gen. Adm.  $50-VIP Tickets (Meet & Greet Walt Willey after show)

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Zydeco Music Festival
Featuring Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and more
Gates Open @ 4 PM - Music Starts @ 5 PM
River Ranch – Fort Worth Stockyards
500 NE 23rd Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
TICKETS: $25-General Admission $45-VIP
Children Under 12 admitted free with adult general admission ticket purchase

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
NMWHM Hall of Fame Rodeo
Doors Open @ 6 PM - Rodeo Begins @ 7 PM
Cowtown Coliseum – Fort Worth Stockyards
121 E. Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164
TICKETS: $30.00 Box Seats; $25 Adult General Admission, $12 Children General Admission

For more information on any of the National Day of the American Cowboy weekend events, contact the National Multicultural Western Heritage Business Office at 817.922.9999, email info@cowboysofcolor.org or visit the museum’s website at www.cowboysofcolor.org.

 
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