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History of the National Ranching Heritage Center’s Candlelight at the Ranch

Dec 02, 2023 / Jillian Guinn

History of Candlelight at the Ranch History of the National Ranching Heritage Center's Candlelight at the Ranch About the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) Although the museum and historical park at Texas Tech University was not formally dedicated until 1976, the concept of a center to preserve the history of ranching began in 1966 with a unique partnership between Texas Tech and the Ranching Heritage Association, a non-profit member organization that supports the efforts of the center. Today, with all but five of its 55 historic structures between 100 and 200 years old, the historical park speaks volumes about the frontier settlers who lived in those structures and created legends and history in the process. More