The Cattle Raisers Museum


The Cattle Raisers Museum


Cattle Raisers Museum - Exhibit Galleries

In 1979, with a rich heritage behind them and a vision of continued progress ahead, members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) formed the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation.

Intent on preserving and protecting the heritage of the livestock industry of the Southwest, the Foundation's goals included educating students and the general public as to the cattleman's independent nature, pride in the free enterprise system, devotion to private land ownership and commitment to environmental stewardship.

The Museum originally opened in 1981 in the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers building located west of downtown Fort Worth with the purpose of developing greater public awareness of and appreciation for our ranching heritage.

The Museum moved to the second floor of the rebuilt Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in 2009 where today millions of visitors have experienced the history, heritage and culture of the ranching way of life.

In 2017, the Cattle Raisers Museum completed a renovation to enhance its focus on the history of the Texas and Southwestern cattle raiser and reinforce the message that ranchers are committed to doing the right thing by their neighbors, by their land, and by cattle and wildlife. New technologically advanced exhibits, interactive chronological timelines, natural resource stewardship videos and never-before-seen artifacts improve the Museum's ability to “keep the legacy alive” with the next generation.


About the Museum

Mission Statement

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation's mission is to preserve, promote and protect the rich heritage of ranch life and advance the future of the livestock industry in the Southwest for present and future generations.

The Museum

The Cattle Raisers Museum is located on the second floor of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

The Cattle Raisers Museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vital history and science of the cattle industry. The experience tells the story of the cattle industry from its origins among the West's early Spanish settlers, through the heyday of the legendary drovers, all the way to today's modern range technology. The exhibits show the important role Texas and Southwestern cattle raisers play in protecting natural resources as frontline stewards of land, livestock and wildlife.

Located In the Heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District

Cattle Raisers Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History can be found on the Will Rogers Memorial Complex located in Fort Worth's Cultural District which is also home to the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

The Brand

The Longhorn head formed by the facing numbers 7 and 7 resting on a bar signify the founding of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in 1877.

The three parts of the continuous circle represent the independence, courage and commitment of generations of ranching families who built the industry.

The horns extending outside the circle symbolize a vision with no boundaries or limitations.


Cattle Raisers Museum
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817-332-8551 (phone)
817-336-2470 (fax)