Go on a magical journey with Cowboy Tim as he discovers the ins and outs of the Twitterverse.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all of us a major curveball, with many people finding themselves filling roles they never expected to. One such individual is Tim Send, the Oklahoma City's National Cowboy & Western Museum's head of security. Tim has stolen the hearts of Twitter with his daily posts on behalf of the museum, and you can follow along as he learns how to use hashtags and more.
It's everything we need right now, so we wanted to share this sweet man's tweets with you.
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
He shares the museum's artifacts with us, including the hat and eye patch worn by John Wayne in True Grit, as seen below. But, he does seem to have trouble understanding how hashtags work ...
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
A few days later, Tim comes really close to finally figuring out those pesky hashtags:
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
We would, too, Tim!
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
Tim knows they are up to something:
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
Taking some selfies, well, sort of ...
Seth in Marketing said people would love to have me take some photos of our Selfie Stations in The Cowboy. Here’s one from the Rodeo Gallery. Enjoy! Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/QrRLuTqBIy— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 19, 2020
Didn’t get the Selfie Station photo quite right. I get it now. Here’s the Selfie Station in the Warhol and the West running through May 10, 2020. Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/lDVd8GaIXs— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 19, 2020
Tim takes on "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
Tim gets engaged:
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
We would also like to be there, Tim!
Not sure about you guys, but we love that he signs every tweet with "Thanks, Tim":
Here are those guys from my mug earlier. It’s called Coming Through the Rye and was made by Frederic Remington and is cast no. 14 in 1918 by Roman Bronze Works. You know these guys must have been loud. #HashtagTheCowboy Thanks, Tim. pic.twitter.com/SaLXADnpZA— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 24, 2020
We really appreciate the daily dose of wholesomeness in this crazy world. Learning about history is pretty awesome, too. In the daily upheaval and uncertainty we all dealing with, we really need this right now.
All we can say is, thanks, Tim.
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