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Rangers Foundation to break ground on new Heritage Center
The Texas Rangers Heritage Center will include an open-air pavilion.
FREDERICKSBURG -- The public is invited as the Former Texas Rangers Foundation officially breaks ground on Phase I of the Texas Rangers Heritage Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m.
The Heritage Center will be a state-of-the-art, interactive experience for all ages, where the history and legacy of the Texas Rangers will come alive to entertain and educate the visitor.
Opening in the fall of 2014, visitors will journey through the welcoming portal of the 40-foot-tall Ranger Campanili. History will be awakened at the Ranger Ring of Honor, as guests will reflect on the Texas Rangers who lost their lives in the line of duty, and instilling the five character traits -- Courage, Determination, Dedication, Respect, and Integrity -- represented by the five-point star of the historic Ranger badge and the Rangers themselves.
An open-air pavilion and its adjacent courtyard overlooking Baron’s Creek will dominate the site. An adjoining amphitheater will come to life through the use of campfire stories told by Former Texas Rangers. On the beautiful grounds of the center along the creek, living history re-enactments and one-on-one conversations with real Rangers will take place as old and young alike learn how the choices they make today will influence their lives forever.
The Former Texas Rangers Foundation is a 501 nonprofit organization formed in 1971, dedicated to preserving the history of one of Texas’ oldest and world-renowned institutions -- the Texas Rangers. The foundation was organized to support the mission of the Former Texas Rangers Association, an organization consisting exclusively of Texas Rangers and their descendants dedicated to preserving Texas Ranger history, which formed in 1897.
The Texas Rangers Heritage Center site is located adjacent to Fort Martin Scott on U.S. 290 East.
For more information, call 830-990-1192 or visit www.FormerTexasRangers.org.
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