Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10am-4pm

Spend some time in the Old West during the National Ranching Heritage Center’s 45th annual Ranch Day on Saturday, April 11.

This year’s event will feature Ranch Science stations, historic demonstrations and lots of hands on fun. Featured activities rope making, leather stamping, horseback riding, chuck wagons, simple machines, windpower, native grasses, paint cattle branding and more. Also, enjoy viewing some of the spurs and firearms brought up to the main gallery from the NRHC’s collection just for this event!

Ranch Day is a living history, educational event begun in 1970 at the National Ranching Heritage Center. More than 100 Ranch Hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780s to the present.

Admission to the day’s events is free but donations are encouraged. Lunch will be available for a small fee in the Pitchfork Pavilion and homemade ice cream and vanilla wafers will be available for sale on the Campbell Patio. For additional information about Ranch Day, call Julie Hodges at the National Ranching Heritage Center, (806) 742-0498 or email julie.hodges@ttu.edu.