National Ranching Heritage Center Hosts Junior Rough Riders Fall Corral

The event will feature a show-and-tell presentation by Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden Drew Spencer.

WHAT: Junior Rough Riders Fall Corral

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Sept. 24)

WHERE: 6666 Barn, National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St.

EVENT: Texas Tech University's National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) will host the Junior Rough Riders Fall Corral for children ages 5 to 12. The children will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife native to local ranches.

A show-and-tell style presentation by Drew Spencer, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden, will include skulls, antlers and pelts. Attendees will learn about the habitats and characteristics of wildlife like white-tailed deer, mountain lions and bobcats. Other activities will include identifying and tracking wildlife, creating field guides and wildlife trivia.

Reservations are required and space is limited. The event is free to members of the Ranching Heritage Association and $5 for non-members.

CONTACT: Shelby Schwartz, education coordinator, National Ranching and Heritage Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1225 or

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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.