October 31, 2014, 4-7 pm
Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with period-correct treats as they visit several of the historic structures at the NRHC. Also offered are $1 hayrides through the park, a cakewalk at the McLaughlin Arbor and making fall crafts in the Four Sixes Barn.
December 12-13, 2014, 6-9 pm
Join us for the 36th annual Candlelight at the Ranch as we celebrate in the traditional spirit of a pioneer Christmas. This annual holiday event offers a glimpse into the past as visitors experience yuletide celebrations that took place on the open prairie more than 100 years ago.
The National Golden Spur Award is a joint recognition by some of the industry’s leading organizations, among them the American Quarter Horse Association, National Cattlemen’s Foundation, Ranching Heritage Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association and Texas Farm Bureau.
July 14-18, 2014
Students choose from a variety of 12 fun heritage education classes where they can learn about quilting, cowboy life, pioneer living, western art and more. Classes are for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Volunteer opportunities are available for middle and high school students.
Spend some time in the Old West during the National Ranching Heritage Center’s 43rd annual Ranch Day. This year’s theme, “Trade Days at the Ranch,” focuses on different types of folk art and trade skills. Featured activities include weaving projects, making your own quilt square, viewing and purchasing folk art items on the patio, making your own corn husk doll, viewing quilting demonstrations and more.