Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

"To honor our cowboy way of life, American Indian cultures and collective Montana Western heritage."

We exist to serve as a resource to all who wish to see this way of life passed forward to the next generation.

We work to fulfill our mission through:

  • Carefully considered annual inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductions recognize the notable contributions of our Montana cowboys, cowgirls, American Indians, communities, settlers, industries, landscape, rodeos, ranches, and wildlife.
  • Offering a unique understanding of the spirit of the Montana cowboy, American Indian cultures and the roots of our Montana Western heritage.
  • Becoming a living history destination attraction with international reputation and respect.
  • Providing a progressive framework for sustainability through dynamic, creative, on-going marketing efforts targeting visitation, memberships, donations, endowments, and other fund and attendance raising campaigns.

Our Vision

"To be the state’s premier destination attraction that celebrates and passes forward Montana’s unique Western culture and heritage."