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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 theme, “Pals of the Saddle,” will feature saddles and many other items that helped shape the image of the cowboy. Featured activities rope making, leather stamping, horseback riding, chuck wagons, stick horse rodeo, paint cattle branding and more. Also, enjoy viewing some of the spurs and firearms in the NRHC’s collection.

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.