The National Ranching Heritage Centeris 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 National Ranching Heritage Center museum
and historical park is located on property owned by Texas Tech University.
The following time line shows the major development of the historical
park and museum building from inception to formal opening.
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 and objectives of the NRHC.
One of the best ways to understand
and appreciate the past is to see the relics of those who went
before us. In short, artifacts help remind us that the past is real
and more than a collection of stories.