This Cowboy Museum’s Wholesome Twitter Account is What We All Need Right Now
A security guard was put in charge of the National Cowboy Museum’s Twitter account and his tweets are full of dad jokes and cowboy facts.
Museums have been closed down all across the country because of the coronavirus pandemic. But thanks to the power of social media, the National Cowboy Museum has become an online sensation—and it’s all because of their security guard, Tim.
After the museum in Oklahoma closed its doors, Tim, the head of security, was tasked with managing their social media presence. Ever since then, his tweets have been the purest form of entertainment.
This is Tim:
Hello, my name is Tim and I am the head of security for The Cowboy. I have been asked to take on the additional duty of social media management while the museum is closed. I’m new to this but excited. My team will also continue to protect and monitor the museum. Thanks, Tim Send pic.twitter.com/bPiXD9DoAd— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 17, 2020
Tim is new to Twitter:
Tim is showing people some of the best parts of the National Cowboy Museum:
This is the hat and eyepatch the Duke wore in the movie True Grit. They are part of our Exhibition about the 2 True Grit. Lots of interesting props and clothes. I’m told I can’t try it on. Hashtag John Wayne. Lucas, my grandson, told me to use hashtags. Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/yNO3RP4uA4— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 17, 2020
Hashtag John Wayne is exactly what the world needs:
Giving people a glimpse of American history:
We have a very cool photography exhibition right now called Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing that runs through May 20, 2020. Her photographs are very moving. That is a photo of her. She looks like someone I’d want to have a beer with. Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/Y63sU1iDC0— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 18, 2020
And reminding everyone that we’ve gone through hard times before:
This is one of her photos of people lined up at a social security office in San Francisco trying to get unemployment benefits in 1937. It was a tough time then. And it looks like it’s going to be a tough time now. But we get through these times together, don’t we? Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/UUXUlCiS2H— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 18, 2020
All while making sure his grandson Lucas is paying attention:
Of course, Toy Story is an important part of cowboy history:
Here are Woody and his friends from Toy Story. They’re part of our Find Your Western exhibition exploring the West’s role in popular culture. Watched this movie with the grandkids. Tried to catch them moving, Lucas and Keira. Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/TEbLWEm8Yh— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 19, 2020
(Another shoutout to the grandkids):
Twitter experts chimed in:
Thanks for all the tips, Friends. Realize I have been doing the hashtags wrong. I need to use that pound sign from the phone. I’m learning! Here’s his costume from True Grit from 1969 courtesy of John Wayne Enterprises. #HashtagJohnWayne Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/AZu7EidGu2— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 19, 2020
What is social media without a selfie?
Seth in marketing should give Tim a raise:
Here’s a sculpture by Frederic Remington called The Bronco Buster cast in 1918. What do you guys think of it? Seth in marketing told me that asking questions on the social media is good for “engagement.” Let’s get engaged! LOL! Thanks, Tim I’m very happily married to Tina though pic.twitter.com/lMTxUpfTeJ— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 20, 2020
Lucas didn’t think it was funny!
But Tim made sure to say goodnight anyways:
He made a TICK TOCK:
Someone suggested I post a Tick Tock. It's from our Warhol and The West Exhibition.— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 21, 2020
Roy Rogers Alarm Clock c 1951 from The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc TC526.36 #HashtagTheCowboy Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/FTz9Gp5bZH
Thanks Tim, the world needed you:
Understandably, Twitter users are obsessed with the cowboy tweets and Tim:
Tim, you’re the hero we needed right now. Thank you for your posts. You’re doing a great job and making a lot of our days a little brighter.— Dixie Brady (@OohLawLaw) March 24, 2020
Never stop posting, Tim:
Asked how I ended up doing the social media. I got roped into it. LOL. Here's a twisted rawhide rope used by the Argentinian Gauchos. Gauchos were the South American equivalent of the American Cowboy. Argentina 1880-1900. Leather, iron 1983.62.37 #HashtagTheCowboy Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/qXjQ2BBmJi— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 24, 2020