Texas Rangers Heritage Center to break ground

AN OPEN-AIR PAVILION, as well as a new amphitheater, will be two features at the new Texas Rangers Heritage Center. The foundation will officially break ground on Phase I of the center at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The center will be located adjacent to Fort Martin Scott on U.S. Highway 290 East.

The Former Texas Rangers Foundation will officially break ground on Phase I of the Texas Rangers Heritage Center at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Texas Rangers Heritage Center will be a state-of-the-art, interactive experience for all ages, where the history and legacy of the Texas Rangers will entertain and educate visitors.

Opening in fall of 2014, visitors will journey through the welcoming portal of the 40-foot Ranger Campanili. At the Ranger Ring of Honor, guests will reflect on the Texas Rangers who lost their lives in the line-of-duty, and learn 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 be used for campfire stories told by Former Texas Rangers.

On the grounds of the TRHC 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, said Joe B. Davis, president of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.

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