Volunteer docents are our true ambassadors.

Bound together by their interest in American West and cowgirl history, our core group of 25 docents educates visitors through a unique set of skills and backgrounds.

The Cowgirl’s docent program is designed to educate, stimulate and give motivated learners greater skills in teaching and storytelling. Each docent trains at the Museum and independently to learn about Hall of Fame Honorees and the history of the American West. Quarterly training sessions are held for six consecutive weeks. Call us for more information or email us at

Additionally, docents share these characteristics:


Flexibility in working with tour materials, other docents, staff and Museum visitors.


Being interested in what you’re discussing in order to truly engage Museum visitors.

Understanding of subject matter

Combining knowledge of the “Cowgirl” with a deep appreciation of the American West.

Ability to speak in public

Expressing ideas logically, audibly and with enthusiasm.

Leadership ability

Establishing a common bond with your group at the beginning of each and every visit.

Adaptability to different learning styles and abilities

Familiarizing yourself with the learning skills of both children and adults


Seeing Museum exhibitions with fresh eyes every once in a while.

A willingness to learn

Showing continual openness to new ideas and information.

A welcoming attitude

Being a warm and friendly Museum ambassador inspires visitors to return.

If you are interested in joining this elite group, call 817.509.8975.