History is alive at the George Ranch Historical Park, where each year thousands of visitors from around the world get to experience Texas history in a tangible and unforgettable way! From pioneer programs of the 1830s to cowboy and ranching demonstrations of the 1930s, our interpreters say their greatest joy is seeing the visitors’ eyes light up as Texas history becomes real. Your donation helps us take textbook history and bring it to life through programs, demonstrations, hands-on activities and first-person interpretations.
A look at what your gift can do:
$15 — Replace a worn tablecloth
$40 — Replace one cowboy rope ($640 for the year)
$100 — Supply cream and crackers for a school program
$250 — Outfit one interpreter in period costume
$500 — Buy a mixer for the Food Ways kitchen
$800 — Acquire a period-appropriate pie safe for the Long-Smith Cottage at the Fort Bend Museum
$1,000 — Upload collection images to the Portal to Texas History ($3/image)
$2,000 — Supply shoes for a year for the Park’s costumed interpreters
$5,200 — Provide a stipend for a George Ranch Historical Park or Fort Bend Museum intern for a year
$10,000 — Implement a traveling history outreach exhibit
What is the Fort Bend County Museum Association?
The George Ranch Historical Park is part of the Fort Bend County Museum Association, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that also runs the programs at the Fort Bend Museum and the DeWalt Heritage Center. Other affiliates include the Fort Bend Archeological Society, the Fort Bend Museum Docents and Decker Park in downtown Richmond.
The Fort Bend County Museum Association was chartered in 1967 and will celebrate 50 years of sharing Texas history in 2017!
Mission: The Fort Bend County Museum Association preserves the history of Fort Bend County and the surrounding area. The Association strives to inspire and educate the public for the purpose of strengthening awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage for future generations.
Special Events Sponsorship Opportunities
Learn more about the Texian Market Days Festival, a living history festival put on by the Fort Bend County Museum Association. All proceeds from Texian Market Days benefit the educational programs and preservation efforts of the Association, which includes the George Ranch Historical Park and Fort Bend Museum. There are many ways to financially support, participate and volunteer for this event.
Cash Donations and Historic Site Sponsorships
We welcome the opportunity to create a custom sponsorship package for you or your organization! Please direct inquiries to the Administration Office at:
P.O. Box 460, Richmond, Texas 77406