Announcing The Nat’s Hats Project


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2021

Madeleine Calcote

Museum of North Texas History

940-322-7628 x 101


Announcing The Nat’s Hats Project


Wichita Falls, TX:

The Museum of North Texas History is excited to announce our latest effort to preserve our area’s history, The Nat’s Hats Project. When the Cow Lot Western Wear closed in 2006, owner Nat Fleming donated the over 500 “used” hats that had decorated the walls of the Cow Lot to the Museum of North Texas History. Thanks to the work of many board members, the hats have been displayed in Heritage Hall in the Museum since 2007. Executive Director of the Museum, Madeleine Calcote says “Nat’s Hats is the heart of the Museum’s collection, and we can’t wait to learn more about the amazing people represented in this collection of hats.”


Along with the North Texas Genealogy Association and the Wichita County Archives, the Museum of North Texas History wants to tell the stories of these hats and further preserve the history of our area. If you, a family member, friend, or neighbor has a hat in the exhibit, we would like to talk to you. Please contact the Wichita County Archives at 940-723-0020 or email for more information.





About the Museum of North Texas History:

The Museum was founded by a group of individuals who thought that the history of North Texas should be saved and exhibited so that the community could engage with it. In 2001, the Museum opened at 720 Indiana Avenue in downtown Wichita Falls. As the only general history museum in Wichita Falls, our organization fills a need in the community. We want the people of North Texas to visit the museum and see a story that resonates with them.

Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of the North Texas Area and to inspire an interest in the past for the education and enrichment of people of all ages.

We aim to provide a fun and entertaining experience in history for children and adults.


For more information, contact the Museum of North Texas History at or by calling 940-322-7628 x 101. 





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