The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round.

In 2013, the MCHF & WHC will honor living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage.

“Our nomination process encourages people from across Montana to get involved,” 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.”


2013 will mark the third year the MCHF & WHC will honor living historical figures and the sixth 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.

Nominees are assigned to a Trustee District for consideration based on the area that 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 our Montana western heritage. A full listing of inductees from 2008-2012, the 2013 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 postmarked by February 22, 2013.

The 2013 Class of the MCHF & WHC will be announced by press release by May 15, 2013. Winning inductees will be honored at the 2014 Annual “Circle the Wagons Gathering.”