Texas Rangers Heritage Center

The roots of the Texas Rangers Heritage Center go back to 1936 when, during the Texas Centennial, the Memorial Hall opened adjacent to the Witte Museum in San Antonio, which honored the Pioneers, Old Trail Drivers and Texas Rangers, with the Former Texas Rangers Association (FTRA) overseeing the Rangers exhibit.

In 1973 the FTRA moved the Texas Rangers portion of the exhibit to a new location within Memorial Hall, with an increased number of artifacts being displayed.

In 1999 the FTRA began plans to move their museum to a new and larger facility, which would be named the Texas Rangers History and Education Center.

In 2006, FTRA moved the Texas Ranger Museum to the Buckhorn Museum on E. Houston St. in San Antonio. With over 8,000 sq. ft. of showroom space, this move from Memorial Hall allowed for expansion and greater visibility of the numerous historical artifacts.

In 2011 the FTRA leased property from the City of Fredericksburg on which to construct the now named Texas Rangers Heritage Center complex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Former Texas Rangers Foundation -   P.O. Box 3195   -   103 Industrial Loop, Ste 700   -   Fredericksburg, TX  78624

Toll Free Telephone:  888-766-4055  -  Fax:  830-990-1121  -  Office Line:  830-990-1192
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The Former Texas Rangers Foundation is affiliated with the Former Texas Rangers Association which are Non-Profit Organizations and should not be confused with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum which is a Department of the City of Waco.