"Our Heritage from the Range:
Ranching & Farming"
“Our Heritage from the Range,” a new exhibit telling the story of ranching and farming in Aransas County. The exhibit will open Saturday, May 20, 10 AM. Old-timers, Waymon & Brenda Williams, will tell stories and play music while you can sample Dutch-oven cooking by Edwin Quintero and Sara Rock from TPWD – Goose Island State Park and watch as local brands are burned into commemorative tiles. The Goose Island State Park crew will be in vintage dress to set the stage. The exhibit posters will relate the history of early ranching (including Coleman-Mmathis-Fulton), family ranches (especially Rouquette-Wendell), regional farming from the outlying areas of Estes and Tivoli, how farms replaced large ranches, ranching sites that you can visit, the future of ranching and farming, 4 H successes, master gardeners, and conservation at the History Center. Artifacts from local families – saddles, spurs, photographs, and branding irons – will be on display in the cases.
Programs will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM.
Featured topics and speakers will be:
June 11 - Christy Lindley, “Sheep Ranching – An Enduring tradition”
July 16 – Kayla Butts, “Garden to Table Cookbook” (Fox Chapel Publishing)
August 20 - Dr. Monte Rouquette, “Wrangling Cattle – Then and Now”
2nd Saturday of each month