Special Events

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn through experience about various topics through special events and workshops each year. These events often include Western artist-led workshops, teacher workshops, exhibit receptions with special guests and speakers, symposiums led by industry leaders, and special showings of documentaries that tell the story of ranching.

At a Glance:

Spring Trolley Tours –  Every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. | April 3 – May 31 (weather permitting)

Living History Saturdays – Every Saturday from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. | Starting in June

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Ranch Verse

Join cowboy songster Andy Hedges , Ed Ashurst, Waddie Mitchell, Gail Steiger and Brigid and Johnny Reedy for a day of Western storytelling, song and poetry at the 2nd annual Ranch Verse on Saturday, Aug. 3!

Daytime events will occur from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Enjoy special performances, poetry readings and discussions as well as an on-stage interviewwith Ed Ashurst, past Ranching Heritage Association Working Cowboy Award recipient. Join in the evening from 7:30 – 10 p.m. for a special evening performance at the historic Cactus Theater featuring Waddie Mitchell, Andy Hedges, and Brigid & Johnny Reedy.

Tickets will go on sale in April.

Click Here for more information on 2024 Ranch Verse.

This event is made possible in part by funding from the Ranching Heritage Association and Helen DeVitt Jones Adult and Secondary Education Endowment.


August 3, 2024


Daytime Events at NRHC| 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Evening Performance at Cactus Theater | 7:30 - 10 p.m.



Spring Trolley Tours

Travel back in time through the National Ranching Heritage Center’s 19-acre historical park! Trolley tours provide a unique opportunity for guests to learn about the rich history of the park’s authentic ranching structures and the stories of people who left their legacies. The Foy Proctor Historical Park at the NRHC features 55 authentic ranching structures dating from the 1780s to the 1950s. They have been disassembled, relocated and arranged chronologically in the park to tell the story of the birth, growth and maturity of the ranching industry in the United States.

Starting in April through May:

  • Wednesdays- 10:30 AM
  • Fridays- 10:30 AM
  • Saturdays- 10:30 AM & 2:00PM
  • Sundays- 2:00PM
Tours are free of charge and run approximately 45 minutes. Reserve your spot inside at Cogdell’s at the Ranch when you arrive at the NRHC. Each trolley tour can seat 21 guests.
For more questions or additional information, visit ranchingheritage.org or call (806) 742-0498

Trolley tours are made possible by The CH Foundation for the donation of the trolley.


April 3, 2024 - May 31, 2024


Wednesdays- 10:30 AM
Fridays- 10:30 AM
Saturdays- 10:30 AM & 2:00PM
Sundays- 2:00PM



Purchase / Registration:

When you arrive to the NRHC, reserve your spot on the trolley inside Cogdell's at the Ranch.