Annual Ranch Day Returning to National Ranching Heritage Center

The event brings ranching history to life for thousands of area residents of all ages.

WHAT: 45th Annual Ranch Day at Texas Tech University's National Ranching Heritage Center. Events include hands-on science and history demonstrations, a 20-foot Comanche tepee, music, dancing and an old-fashioned “Snake Oil Magic Show.” 

Guests can use a washboard, churn butter, ride a horse and pump a railroad handcar. There also will be science stations where guests can use simple machines, learn about native plants and explore range science. People who want the “Ranch Hand Experience” can get a card at arrival and get their cards stamped after each activity.

The event is free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (April 11)

WHERE: National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St., Lubbock          

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CONTACT:  Julie Hodges, director of educational programs, National Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-0498 or julie.hodges@ttu.edu.