The Education Department of the National Ranching Heritage Center strives to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America by hosting educational events and providing materials to make your visit more meaningful.


Julie Hodges
Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education
(806) 742-0498





 Junior Rough Riders, the Membership Organization for Kids
The official youth membership organization of the National Ranching Heritage Association. For children 12 and under. Members receive a monthly newsletter from mascot Joe Jack Rabbit, invitations to four exclusive JRR events and a discount on items from Cogdell’s General Store.

Summer Youth Classes
During the week of June 6 – 10 the NRHC will offer a variety of classes for kids who have completed grades 1 – 5. More information and registration coming soon! Email to be added to the 2016 SYC mailing list.

Ranch Day
Join us on April 9, 2016 for the NRHC's annual Ranch Day event. Ranch Day is a living history, educational event held each spring with historical interpretations and hands-on experiences designed for the young and young at heart.



See our Calendar for a listing of all activities at the NRHC!

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Texas Tech University
3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, Texas 79409
Tel: (806) 742-0498
Fax: (806) 742-0616