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Come Neigh at the Cowgirl Museum!

 | Published on 9/9/2018
FREE Community Event, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
     The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will host Neigh at the Cowgirl Museum, a FREE family-friendly event, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is to promote the new second floor that will open March 2019 and the It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition.
     The Anne W. Marion Gallery will be transformed for this event. Visitors are encouraged to bring a photo of their horse to be displayed in the Anne W. Marion Gallery. To accompany community photographs, renowned horse photographers Constance Jaeggi, Barbara Van Cleve and Nadine Levin have selected their own special horse photographs to hang in the gallery.
     Dr. Diana Vela, associate executive director of the National Cowgirl Museum, said the museum has been in preparation for its new It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition for over a year, and this event invites the public to come learn about the upcoming exhibition opening.
     “There has been so much enthusiasm about our new It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition,” said Dr. Diana Vela.
     “We are excited to open our doors to the community so they can learn more about it.” She expressed her anticipation for the public to display photos of horses in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
     “People love to talk about their special horses,” said Dr. Vela, “so the opportunity to bring a picture of their own horse to hang in our temporary gallery is really something special for us.”
     Other fun activities that will be inside and outside on the plaza are a Horse Photography workshop with Constance Jaeggi, Haulin’ Nostalgia Photo Booth, Fort Worth Police Department mounted patrol horses, Dorothy The Miniature Burro with Ranch Party Events, face painting, kids crafts and activities, music entertainment, Little Buckaroos music group, line dancing with Billy Bob’s dance instructors, shopping with Hippie Alice, Taco Heads food truck, Gypsy Scoops ice cream truck, raffle prizes and more.
     The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is more than halfway through the $5.5 million renovation of the second floor which will reopen March 2019. This is the first time the second floor has undertaken a comprehensive renovation of this floor since it opened in its current Fort Worth location in 2002.
     The It’s Never Just a Horse exhibition was inspired by researching the many ways the horse has connected with Cowgirl Honorees and the population in general. The horse is many things to many people – and not just to women. The horse can be a partner, a competitor, a muse, a lifesaver – It’s Never Just a Horse. If you have questions about Neigh at the Cowgirl Museum visit www.cowgirl.net, call 817.336.4475 or find us
on Facebook.