Scott White
Director of Collections, Exhibits and Research
(806) 834-2178




Across Time and Territory: The NRHC Story

During the construction of the North Addition, many existing gallery spaces underwent  renovation. Part of the expansion and renovation project was the creation of a new permanent exhibit which tells the story of the NRHC. Read More

Writers of the Purple Sage

Located in the McCombs Main Gallery, this unique exhibit features more than 60 Western writers who helped shape the public image of the West. The writers featured in this exhibit presented the character and values of the people of the West to the rest of the world and created an American West that is as much a state of mind as it is an historical fact.  Read More

Spencer Rifle

Lever-Action Rifles

This exhibit, located in the Flores Gallery, explores the development and rich history of the lever-action rifle and its valuable role in shaping the American West. Read More


A collection of significant and rare saddles on loan from the Cattle Raiser's Museum in Fort Worth, Texas on exhibit in the McKanna Gallery. Read More

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Recent Acquisitions

The Blue Stevens Gallery is home to a collection of items that have been donated to the NRHC over the past several months. This Gallery features changing content as new items are donated to the NRHC.

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