The George Ranch’s New Visitor Center Hosts Grand Opening

Cutting the ribbon on The George Ranch’s new Visitor Center were Dr. Jim Condrey, Alicia Scala, Mark Magee, Ruthanne Mefford, Trey Reichert, Roger Adamson, Dick Bundy, Ron Fox, Chad Connally and Adrienne Barker.

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of The George Ranch, a new state-of-the-art Visitor Center has opened at the Ranch to showcase two centuries of Fort Bend history.

Attended by over 150 guests, the Grand Opening Celebration of the Visitor Center was a Texas-sized celebration featuring a ribbon cutting, a birthday cake, debut of limited edition 200th anniversary products in the gift shop, interactive educational displays, live music and more.  George Foundation CEO Roger Adamson led the program with George Foundation Trustee Ruthanne Mefford and The George Ranch 200th Anniversary Chairman Tim Kaminski participating in the ceremony.

Adamson shared, “The George Foundation is proud to have created this facility as an exciting gateway to the Ranch and its education sites.  We’ve included all the student and family amenities needed to start visitors off on their exploration of the history, agriculture and wildlife of the Ranch.”

George Foundation CEO Roger Adamson led the celebratory remarks at the Grand Opening of The George Ranch’s new 8,000 square foot Visitor Center.

The new 8,000 square foot Visitor Center is a nod to Texas-inspired architecture and features soaring ceilings with wooden beams.  Interactive exhibits showcasing the legacy of the Ranch and history of Fort Bend County are included, along with ample areas to rotate items from The George Ranch’s extensive archives.  Executive Director of The George Ranch, Adrienne Barker, said, “After more than five years of planning and construction, we are so pleased to welcome visitors to this beautiful entry way to the ranch. With two exhibit displays and a breathtaking view of the Davis Mansion from the Great Hall, it’s not just a building, it’s a gem.  We invite Fort Bend residents to come experience all The George Ranch has to offer.”


The George Ranch’s Visitor Center Grand Opening was attended by over 150 guests including Judy Dae, Carol McCutcheon, David Hamilton, Ruthanne Mefford and Marc Smith.


The Visitor Center is open to the public every Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and is the perfect backdrop for weddings, parties and special events.  For availability and more information on Visitor Center rental, contact David Comerota at or 713.703.4041.

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