Rosenberg’s Black Cowboy Museum helping to rewrite history
Founded by Larry Callies, The Black Cowboy Museum is preserving the legacy of America's Black Cowboy. Step into the boots of the likes of Bass Reeves, Nat Love, and Bill Pickett. Meet the important African American cowboys who shaped the history of the West as well as the ones who will shape its future.
Black Cowboy Museum showcases treasured history
Tucked off Third Street in a strip center, the Black Cowboy Museum has two six-feet storefront windows protecting a treasure trove of unsung cowboy history behind them. “I was going through some bad times and God just said, it’s time to open up your Black Cowboy Museum,” Callies said. He said Hollywood glamorized the cowboy with characters portrayed by actors like John Wayne and essentially erased the Black cowboy from the scene. He wants to expand the Black Cowboy Museum to a larger location. He said the Black cowboy history is too important to be forgotten.
Rosenberg’s Black Cowboy Museum raising funds to expand museum to Richmond
ROSENBERG, Texas – When you step inside the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg, it’s like a walk back in time. “It’s important to know your past to know where everything came from, what everything is,” said owner and founder of the Black Cowboy Museum, Larry Callies. The word ‘boy’ meant a servant and back in the 1800s, the Black cowboy was the only cowboy. Where he can continue to teach the world about the first cowboy ... the Black cowboy. For more on how you can help the Black Cowboy Museum, click www.blackcowboymuseum.com.