Sneak Peek: What's New at the Renovated Cowgirl Museum

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Wonder Woman’s at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, but she’s not the only hero gracing the newly renovated second floor.

by Mariana Rivas

Wonder Woman’s at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, but she’s not the only hero gracing the newly renovated second floor.

After being closed for a month of final renovations, the museum reopens its doors Saturday, revealing a remodeled second floor with interactive exhibits, historic memorabilia — and Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” costume from the 2017 film.

The second floor, which includes the Kit Moncrief Galleries and It’s Never Just a Horse exhibit, tells stories of horses and their influence in healing, entertainment and business. It also features interactive elements that allow visitors to ride a robotized bronco and design a cowgirl outfit.

“We hope that, when visitors come here, they will recognize just how important the horse has been to us as a civilization and how much of an impact the horse continues to make even if you don’t think of yourself as a cowgirl,” says Diana Vela, associate executive director.

There’s also a variety of pieces on display alongside the Wonder Woman suit, including Jon Snow’s saddle used in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” — both of which showcase 2018 honoree Camilla Naprous’ work as a horse master in dozens of notable films and TV shows.

As a horse master, Naprous works with actors, producers and directors to bring scenes with horses to life. Aside from “Wonder Woman” and “Game of Thrones,” she also taught Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman to ride in “The Favourite,” finished production on Netflix’s “The Crown” and currently has “11 productions locked in for July,” Naprous says.

“Being able to have this museum here, and for young girls to go, ‘You know what? There is another option,’ and you can choose your own path — how wonderful that this museum is going to give back to the youth of the community,” she says.