Summer Youth Classes at NRHC, ICC

The classes will run for a week in the middle of July.

A variety of summer youth classes ranging from leatherworking to movie making will be available July 13-17 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) and International Cultural Center (ICC) on the Texas Tech University campus.

“Classes fill up quickly on a first-come, first-served basis,” said Julie Hodges, NRHC director of educational programs. “Some of the classes are already half full, so parents should register their children as soon as possible on our website.”

Class topics, descriptions and time periods are available online. Registration and tuition payment can be made online for up to four classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuition is $25 per class ($20 per class for Junior Rough Riders). To receive a paper registration form and/or pay by check, call (806) 742-0498 or email

Although participants can take up to two classes in the morning and two classes in the afternoon, Western Movie Making and Leatherworking each run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and cost $50.

Morning classes will meet at the NRHC and afternoon classes will meet at the ICC. Students taking classes during both sessions will need to bring a sack lunch and will be escorted by staff to the ICC. Snacks will be provided at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Classes available for children grades K-2 include Wildlife on the Ranch; Plants, Seeds and Me; Pioneer Living; Texas Time Travel; Culture Through Art; Music Around the World; and Oh, the Places You’ll Go.

Classes available for children grades 3-5 include Leatherworking; Western Movie Making; Ranch Drawing and Painting; Water Wranglers; Let’s Talk! Communication Through the Ages; Ellis Island: An Immigrant Experience; Worldly Wonders; They Live in a What?; Culture Through Art; and Music Around the World.

The NRHC is a unique museum and historical park at 3121 Fourth St. The K-12 Global Education Outreach unit of the ICC is at 605 Indiana Ave. across from the University Medical Center.

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The International Cultural Center

The International Cultural Center is part of the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech

The International Cultural Center (ICC) is part of the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech.

In addition to the ICC, International Affairs consists of the following divisions: International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad and the International Center for Arid & Semi Arid Land Studies.

National Ranching Heritage Center

The National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) museum and historical park was established to preserve the interpret the history of ranching in North America.

The historical park consists of 48 authentic ranch structures that show the evolution of ranch life from the late 1700s through the early 1900s.

The center, located at 3121 Fourth Street in Lubbock, is open to the public free of charge.

For more information on the NHRC call (806) 742-0498.