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Candlelight at the Ranch

Candlelight at the Ranch is a holiday event that offers a glimpse into the past as visitors experience yuletide celebrations much like those that took place on the open prairie in the 18th and 19th centuries. Thousands of luminaries will line the paths to historic structures from 6 to 9 p.m. December 11-12, 2015, at the National Ranching Heritage Center as volunteer Ranch Hosts dress in period clothing to recreate holiday scenes of trimming trees, playing traditional music and gathering around a campfire on a cold winter night. Hot cocoa and cider will be available inside the museum in Cogdell’s General Store, and children can get in line to have a special visit with Santa Claus. Although the event is open to the public and admission is free, a $2 donation is suggested. For more information, contact Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education Julie Hodges at (806) 742-0498 or Read More

Art of Edgar Sotelo

A one-man exhibit featuring 22 oil paintings by Western artist Edgar Sotelo will continue on display in the Mary Belle Macy Gallery through November 21. Most of the paintings are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the NRHC. Sotelo is a fourth generation artist who was born in Durango, Mexico, but came to the United States and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988. Sotelo and his family live on a ranch near Sulphur Springs and raise American Quarter Horses. Because Sotelo believes in experiencing what he paints, he attends charreadas (rodeos) in Texas and visits ranches that allow him to ride along with the ranch hands and observe, record and preserve through art the charro/cowboy way of life.

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3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, Texas 79409
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