Black Cowboy Student Education Day at the George Ranch Historical Park

A George Ranch volunteer shows a lil’ pardner how to rope as part of the Black Cowboy Education Day.

The Black Cowboy Student Education Day, a special field trip experience for area students, will take place on Friday, February 10th at the George Ranch Historical Park.

“Black cowboys played a major role in the development of cattle herds in this area of Texas, and we’re excited to share that story with area students this spring,” said Site Director Adrienne Barker. “We’re bringing in distinguished educators for the day and have partnered with Allen Mack at the Living History Foundation in Austin and Larry Callies, founder of the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg, to lead special interactive learning stations with the students.  We’re very excited to bring this portion of history to life this spring!”

Student experiences will include a mock branding station, Texas Longhorn cattle round up, Buffalo Soldier camp, cast iron cooking demonstrations and firsthand account of life in the “Bachelor House” as related long ago by George Ranch cowboy Johnny Hudgins.  The day will be made complete with on-going horse and cattle demonstrations.

This special day is made possible through funding from the Fort Bend Junior Service League and Gingerbread Kids’ Academy.

For more information on the Black Cowboy Student Education Day and to book a school  field trip, email Maggie Trinker at or call 281-343-0218 ext. 220.

General Information: The Park is located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond. The Park is reserved exclusively for student field trips Tuesday through Friday and admission is $5 – $7 based on the program date and Fort Bend students may enjoy free admission.  For more information, visit or call 281-343-0218.