Art & Artifacts

The National Ranching Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and honoring this nation’s rich ranching history.  The museum has a variety of artifacts that visitors can see and structures they can visit to help deepen their understanding and appreciation of ranching culture.  In addition to the artifacts is a collection of artwork that also supports the mission [...]


Virtual Tour

The National Ranching Heritage Center is a museum and historical park located on the north boundary of the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock. Dedicated on July 2, 1976, the 27.5-acre facility was established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America. The NRHC is [...]



The National Ranching Heritage Center museum and historical park is located on the campus of Texas Tech University. The following time line shows the major development of the historical park and museum building from inception to formal opening. 1966: The Texas Tech University administration asks a planning committee to investigate the feasibility of preserving evidence [...]



Exhibits at the National Ranching Heritage Center highlight different elements of the West, including art, artifacts (such as spurs, saddles, guns and quilts) and more. The majority of our exhibits are temporary; check here for a schedule and description of current exhibits.