About The WWHA

Est. January 1, 2008

On New Year’s Day, 2008, the National Association for Outlaw and Lawmen History (NOLA), formed in 1974, and the Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association (WOLA), founded in 1990, united in the formation of the world’s primary Wild West history organization, the Wild West History Association (WWHA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Focus & Goals

A love of the history and lore of the Wild West

The Wild West History Association is dedicated to providing publications and forums for the enlightenment and enjoyment of anyone interested in Wild West history, facilitating and encouraging research, study, writing, presentation, and preservation of the history and lore of the people, events, and places that made the American West “wild” in the last half of the nineteenth century…. the lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, rustlers, vigilantes, feuds, shady ladies, saloons, cowtowns, and mining camps…. along with recognizing and honoring those individuals and institutions that make significant contributions to the knowledge and preservation of Wild West history and lore.

Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have as members many of the great historians and authors in this field of interest. WWHA gives us the opportunity to learn, to share what we know, and to enjoy the fellowship of others with similar interests.

President

Jim Dunham
Cartersville, GA

1st VP

Roy B. Young
Apache, OK

2nd VP

Marshall Trimble
Scottsdale, AZ

Secretary

Elizabeth Weathers
Springdale, AR

Treasurer

Jean Smith
Safford, AZ

Past President

Pam Potter
Boerne, TX

Dr. James Bailey
Bailey, NC

Alan Blanchette

Donna Harrell
Phoenix, AZ

Kurt House

Paul Marquez
Lakewood, CO

Ruth McWhirter
Collierville, TN

Charlotte Steele

Michael Wallis

Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have as members many of the great historians and authors in this field of interest. WWHA gives us the opportunity to learn, to share what we know, and to enjoy the fellowship of others with similar interests.

President

Jim Dunham
Cartersville, GA

1st VP

Roy B. Young
Apache, OK

2nd VP

Marshall Trimble
Scottsdale, AZ

Secretary

Elizabeth Weathers
Springdale, AR

Treasurer

Jean Smith
Safford, AZ

Past President

Pam Potter
Solvang, CA

Dr. James Bailey
Bailey, NC

Alan Blanchette

Donna Harrell
Phoenix, AZ

Kurt House

Paul Marquez
Lakewood, CO

Ruth McWhirter
Collierville, TN

Charlotte Steele

Michael Wallis

Advisory Board

  • Daniel Buck
  • Dr. Paul Hutton
  • Ed Kirby
  • Ron Ligon
  • Rick Miller
  • Frederick Nolan
  • Bill and Karen O’Neal
  • Chuck Parsons
  • Bob Pulcipher
  • Barclay Prindle
Roll of Honor

  • Robert K. DeArment
  • Robert McCubbin
  • Leon Metz