Texas Rangers Heritage Center Begins Phase I Construction
With a turn of the shovel, construction began last week on a project that will bring to life a key piece of the history and legacy of Texas. Led by the Former Texas Rangers Foundation and attended by Governor Rick Perry, the groundbreaking marked the start of Phase I construction on the museum, located on U.S. 290 East in Fredericksburg.
Interactive museum designed to educate and entertain
Opening in fall of 2014, the Texas Rangers Heritage Center will be a state-of-the-art, interactive museum designed to educate and entertain visitors of all ages. An open-air pavilion and adjacent courtyard overlooking Baron’s Creek will dominate the site, and the Ranger Ring of Honor will provide a space for visitors to reflect on Texas Rangers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
An adjoining Amphitheater will host campfire stories told by former Texas Rangers, and living history re-enactments and one-on-one conversations with actual Rangers will take place on the beautiful grounds along the creek.
World-renowned Texas institution
The Former Texas Rangers Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization formed in 1971 to preserve the history of the world-renowned Texas Rangers—one of Texas’ oldest institutions. Rangers’ artifacts that have been on display since 2006 at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum in downtown San Antonio will be included among the museum's exhibits.