Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center's land contracts terminated

After five years of good faith effort to develop our cultural center in Big Timber, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center’s land contracts have been terminated by action of the landowners.

Rather than remedy the previously undisclosed and presently unmitigated wetland issues our board discovered through development efforts at the site, the landowners have chosen to terminate the lease-to-purchase contracts. No path forward to develop the building site exists. This termination reverts the land and all site improvements made during the lease to the landowners.

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center will continue to build upon the success of the Hall of Fame Induction program while strategizing the next steps. Their mission "to honor our cowboy way of life, American Indian cultures and collective Montana Western heritage" remains undeterred.

The trustees across Montana are voting on the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Class and the results will be announced in the coming month. The induction ceremony will be held Feb. 3, 2018 at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls.

Inquiries may be directed to Vice President and Communications Director Ariel Overstreet-Adkins at (406) 930-1317 or


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