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
About the Museum
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 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 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
Cattle Raisers Museum
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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