preserving the
heritage of
the ranching industry

Founders of the organization sought to address the loss of historically significant ranch structures to time and the elements. Chartered as a Texas non-profit corporation in 1969, the Association’s stated purpose was to preserve the physical, social and cultural aspects of ranching and to perpetuate the traditions intrinsic values and history of one of our nation’s most important industries.

The Ranching Heritage Association provides funds for the acquisition and care of The National Ranching Heritage Center historic structures and RHA-sponsored events, exhibits and educational programs. Join today and help preserve ranching’s heritage. To visit the NRHC website, click here.

Become a Member

Assist with preservation and education efforts by becoming a member of The Ranching Heritage Association.

Golden Spur

Golden Spur has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date announcement.

Ranch Life Learning

Click here to learn about Ranch Life Learning books and activities for K-5.