Tim Takes the Reins, Technically
If you don’t know about Tim Tiller, you’ve missed out on one of the few honest-to-goodness treats to come out of an otherwise dark pandemic lockdown.
In March 2020, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City closed its doors to the public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The museum then shared a post on social media, announcing that Tim, their head of security, would take on the additional duty of social media management while the museum remained closed.
“I have been asked to take on the additional duty of social media management while the museum is closed. I’m new to social media but excited to share what I am told is called ‘content’ on all of The Cowboy’s what I am told are ‘platforms’ including the Twitter, the Facebook, and the Instagram. My team and I will also continue to protect and monitor the museum and grounds. Thanks, Tim We are required to smile in our official photos. Send,” the museum’s Facebook post stated.
Tim has since been sharing glimpses of his days protecting the museum and highlighting its exhibits on social ever since, gaining a huge following of devoted fans worldwide. His folksy humor and genuine delight in showing off its collections has probably done more to help promote the cowboy museum than anything.
Follow Tim on the National Cowboy Museum’s Twitter feed: Twitter.com/ncwhm.