The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is presenting its newest exhibit, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future,” on display from March 6, to Jan. 7, 2018 in the Ansary Gallary.
The historic ranches of Texas have endured over time because of their ability to adapt. Through diversification in agribusiness, discovery of oil and gas, or success in other business ventures, the families who built these ranches have survived. They protected and preserved their legacies through commitment, innovation, determination and sheer fortitude.
The exhibit highlights these strong legacies and examines how livestock industries helped shape the state, from early Spanish Land grants to the present-day descendants. Recordings of oral histories, an original video narrative, hands-on educational activities, and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece are all included in this impressive new exhibit. Viewers can share the legacy of Texas ranches with a new generation and learn about the sheer fortitude of Texas ranching families. Financial support for this exhibit was provided by Capital Farm Credit, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension, and the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science.
About the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. For more information visit Bush41.org.