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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Groundbreaking Celebration – The Cash Family Ranch Life Learning Center

We look forward to celebrating the Groundbreaking of The Cash Family Ranch Life Learning Center with you!

With your help, the vision of The Cash Family Ranch Life Learning Center is coming to life! The groundbreaking event signifies the beginning of construction on this project.

When 

Friday, October 14 at 11 a.m.

Where

National Ranching Heritage Center | 3121 4th Street Lubbock, TX 79409

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The Cash Family Ranch Life Learning Center is envisioned as an indoor and outdoor comprehensive learning experience designed to be an educational resource for visitors from all sectors of life. It will give an accurate, adult-level ranch life experience in a format that will enrich the lives of visitors of all ages through everyone’s friend, Hank the Cowdog. With Hank as your guide, you will get to explore what life on Hank’s ranch is like through hands-on educational experiences. Learn what it takes to manage wildlife habitat, water resources, livestock, and operate a successful ranching business among many other ranch and agricultural topics.

And while construction is starting, we have an opportunity to reach the fundraising goal to support this
transformative facility. For more about the Cash Family Ranch Life Learning Center and how you can be part, visit ranchingheritage.org.

Date:

October 14, 2022

Time:

11 a.m.

Pricing:

Free!
Register Here

Living History Saturdays

History comes to life at the Ranch every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Ranch Host volunteers will be in the historical park to answer questions, perform living history demonstrations, and give tours of selected structures. Check out our Facebook page to stay up to date on what’s happening each Saturday.
Activities will vary depending on volunteer availability and interest.
Saturday, May 14, 2022 Activities
  • Tours of the Barton House
  • Sewing demonstrations at the Barton House
  • Blacksmithing demonstrations at the Blacksmith Shop
  • Living history at the Jowell House, Long S Whiteface Camp, JY Bunkhouse, Las Escarbadas, Pitchfork Cookhouse and Harrell House

Date:

May 7, 2022 - November 12, 2022

Time:

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Saturday

Pricing:

Free!

Western Art Workshop with Jason Scull & Brandon Bailey

Have you been interested in learning Western art? The NRHC is honored to partner with renowned Western artists Jason Scull and Brandon Bailey to host a workshop this Fall where you will learn from two prominent Western artists through a hands-on, artist-guided project focusing on a horse and figure. Experienced and aspiring artists alike will benefit greatly from this unique experience! This three-day workshop will have two sections to choose from – sculpture & oil painting. Registration is limited to 10 students in each section.

About the Artists

Jason Scull grew up in a family that farmed and ranched on the fringes of the South Texas brush country. His people were early settlers in Texas who arrived in the mid-1820s and ranched, raised families, fought wars and carved a place in the American West. Scull’s life with cattle and horses coupled with his respect for the culture of the American West have shaped and continue to inspire the direction of his art. He studied Animal Science at Texas A&M and returned to the family ranch where he remained involved in the operation until 2010.  His study of sculpture began in 1987 through the Cowboy Artists of America Museum workshop program. His sculpture can be found in private, museum, and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and England. View his work at jasonscull.com

Brandon Bailey grew up in Cheyenne Wyoming. Wildlife and Western art has always come naturally to Brandon, as he has been fascinated by both art and the outdoors for as long as he can remember. He has been invited to go to Africa and New Zealand to research various species, thus fauna and flora have become important subjects in his works. “Going and living something makes it much more enjoyable to paint and draw that subject. It gives me that passion that I feel is the most important part of a piece of artwork. Seeing the animals and how they react in their natural environment is key in creating an interesting scene that is true to that animal and their environment,” states the artist. His fascination with rodeo and the old west began during his childhood and has continued throughout his life. From 2004 to 2006, he rode bulls competitively and for the Laramie County Community College rodeo team. Rodeo has also found itself in Brandon`s art, as he has been commissioned to create artwork for various Wyoming rodeo companies. Brandon is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  In 2019, Brandon added Native American Art to is repertoire. View his work at bbaileyart.com

Register for Sculpture: https://112355.blackbaudhosting.com/112355/Western-Art-Workshop—Sculpture

Register for Painting: https://112355.blackbaudhosting.com/112355/Western-Art-Workshop—Painting

Date:

September 26, 2022 - September 28, 2022

Time:

Three day workshop: 9am to 5pm each day

Pricing:

Investment: $450 Ranching Heritage Association Members, $500 non-member

Purchase / Registration:

Registration is now open!

Trolley Tours

Trolley tours provide a unique opportunity for guests to hear about the rich ranching history of each structure in the historical park from knowledgeable tour guides.

The Foy Proctor Historical Park at the NRHC features 55 authentic ranching structures dating from the 1780s to the 1950s. All but five structures are between 100 and 200 years old. They have been disassembled, relocated and arranged chronologically in the park to tell the story of the birth, growth and maturity of ranching.

Structures include a half-dugout, log cabin, dogtrot house, train depot, bunkhouse, one-room schoolhouse, 6666 “L” barn, carriage house, blacksmith shop, windmills, and numerous ranch homes and headquarters authentically restored and relocated from prominent ranches.

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

Date:

March 17, 2022 - October 13, 2022

Time:

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Thursday

Pricing:

$5 per person

Purchase / Registration:

Tickets can be purchased at Cogdell's General Store inside the National Ranching Heritage Center.