Noted animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University professor, is among inductees of the 51st Anniversary Western Heritage Awards, set for April 21 in Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (NCWHM). Grandin will be feted, along with the late Walter Prescott Webb, a noted Texas historian, in the museum’s Hall of Great Westerners.

The Western Heritage Awards honors and encourages the legacy of those whose work in literature, music, film and television reflect the significant stories of the American West. Other inductees this year include: actors Bruce Boxleitner & the late Fess Parker, into the Hall of Great Western Performers; and Jerry Cates, recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award.

A reception is set for 5 p.m., followed by dinner and presentation of the awards at 6 p.m. The Western Heritage Awards are open to the public; reservations can be made by calling 405-478-2250, Ext. 219. Ticket prices for Friday night’s Jingle-Jangle Mingle are $30 for NCWHM members and $45 for nonmembers. The Western Heritage Awards banquet ticket price is $145 for NCWHM members and $175 for nonmembers.

For more information about the Western Heritage Awards or the NCWHM, visit http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.