Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Sep 27, 2013
by WLJ

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF & WHC honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage.

“We really want to encourage people from across Montana to get involved and help us identify those in their communities who are most deserving of inclusion in the Hall of Fame,” said Christy Stensland, executive director of the MCHF & WHC.

“Nominations are open to the public and can be made by anyone. We encourage all to reflect on those that have made notable contributions to our western heritage here in the great state of Montana.”

2014 will mark the fourth year the MCHF & WHC will honor living historical figures and the seventh year of honoring legacy (non-living) inductees. One living inductee and two legacy inductees from each of the MCHF & WHC’s 12 Trustee Districts will be chosen from votes cast by the MCHF & WHC Board of Trustees based on nominations from the public. Nominees are assigned to a Trustee District for consideration based on the area where their notable contributions were made.

Nominees can be men, women, ranches, stage coach lines, animals, hotels, etc.— anyone or anything that has made a notable contribution to the Montana western heritage.

A full listing of inductees from 2008- 2013, the 2014 Nomination Form, and more about the Hall of Fame induction process can be found online at or by calling the MCHF & WHC at 406/653-3800. All nomination documents must be in electronic format and emailed or postmarked by February 28, 2014.

The 2014 Class of the MCHF & WHC will be announced by press release by May 30, 2014. Winning inductees will be honored at the 2015 Annual “Circle the Wagons Gathering.” — WLJ