Summer Stampede

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Ranching Heritage Association invites everyone to enjoy an evening of art, music, food, and dancing at Summer Stampede 2015. Come to the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) on the Texas Tech University campus, June 20, 2015 and support NRHC’s efforts to tell the ranching story. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Summer Stampede 2015 [...]


Candlelight at the Ranch

December 11-12, 2015, 6-9 pm

Join us for the 37th 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.


National Golden Spur Award

Sept. 20, 2015

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.

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Summer Youth Camp

July 13-17, 2015

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.


Ranch Day

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

Spend some time in the Old West during the National Ranching Heritage Center’s 44th annual Ranch Day on Saturday, April 26.

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.