April 4, 2016
Ranch Day activities, suited both for the young and the young at heart, attract more
than 4,000 visitors to the NRHC event each year. The family-friendly, hands-on experiences
will include living history demonstrations, hands-on ranch science activities, horseback
rides, demonstrations by the Texas Tech Equestrian Center, a stick horse rodeo, music, dancing and access to an authentic Comanche tepee.
Event guests may participate in historic activities such as visiting with living history Ranch Hosts to learn about life as a pioneer, leather-working, washing clothes on a washboard, churning butter, rope-making and paint cattle-branding. Science activities will include learning about wind energy, exploring animal science and investigating plants and soils.
Additionally, the Ranch Hand Experience program will allow visitors to receive work cards upon arrival and have their cards stamped as they complete each ranch-hand activity. After six activities, visitors can take their stamped work cards to the Matador Office to receive “cowboy pay” that can be spent at the Waggoner Commissary.
Admission to Ranch Day is free for all guests. More information is available at the event Facebook or by contacting Julie Hodges at (806) 742-0498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Twitter