Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, is the state-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. It consists of the Homer Garrison, Jr. museum gallery, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Research Center and the Headquarters of Texas Rangers Company "F". The City of Waco serves as the appointed trustee on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Legislature.

Location

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 31.5559, -97.1188, beside Interstate Highway 35 Exit 335B in Waco, Texas, northeast corner of I-35 and University Parks Drive, at the intersection of the historic Brazos River and the famous Chisholm Trail.

Mission

The mission of the nonprofit Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is to: (1) Disseminate knowledge and inspire appreciation of the history, public service and ideals of the Texas Rangers, a legendary symbol of Texas and America; and (2) Serve as state designated repository for artifacts and archives relating to the Texas Rangers.

Institutional History

In 1964 the Texas Department of Public Safety chartered the City of Waco, Texas, to construct and operate the official museum of the Texas Rangers. In return, the City of Waco agreed to commit 32 acres for a building site, provide an ongoing annual operating subsidy, and build and sustain a headquarters for Texas Rangers Company "F". More than three million persons have visited the historical center since it opened in 1968.

The museum complex was originally named Fort Fisher after an 1837 Ranger camp from which the City of Waco traces its origin. It was designed in a vernacular style of Texas hill country architecture reminiscent of a 19th century Texas Ranger headquarters. The first museum gallery was named after Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. who served and later directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and its Texas Rangers division from 1938 to 1968.

In 1971 the Texas Legislature appointed the Texas Ranger Commemorative Commission to honor the 150th anniversary of the Texas Rangers. The Commission was charged with raising funds and erecting the official state Hall of Fame of the Texas Rangers. The project was opened for the American Bicentennial in 1976. Soon afterwards the name of the historical complex was changed to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum to reflect its broader role.

In 1975 the Moody Foundation of Galveston donated seed money to establish the Moody Texas Ranger Memorial Library. Along with the State Library and Archives in Austin, it has become a primary research center on the history and popular culture of the Texas Rangers. In 1997 it was renamed the Texas Ranger Research Center with the permission of the Moody Foundation to recognize its expanding role.

After 30 years of service, the Texas Legislature passed a 1997 resolution designating the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum as the official repository for memorabilia, archives and other materials relating to the Texas Rangers. Texas Ranger artifacts and archives donated to the institution become property of the People of Texas through the trusteeship of the City of Waco.

Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. Gallery

The Garrison Gallery (museum) was dedicated in 1968 and tells the story of the Rangers and their service through three centuries. It preserves more than 14,000 irreplaceable artifacts dating back to the founding of the Texas Rangers. Items on display include rotating displays of the 2,500 historic firearms and accessories in the collection, artwork, Texas Ranger badges and credentials, items from 1930s gangsters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker and displays about forensics and famous Texas Rangers.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is a memorial to Texas Rangers who significantly contributed to the development of the service or died heroically in the line of duty. A separate mission of the Hall of Fame is the compilation of a memorial roll of Texas Rangers killed in the line of duty from 1823 to 2004. Rangers are inducted in the Hall of Fame by the Texas Rangers and currently include: [ [http://www.texasranger.org/halloffame/HOF.htm Texas Ranger Hall of Fame] ]

*Armstrong, John B.;
*Aten, Ira;
*Baylor, George W.;
*Brooks, James;
*Burton, Marvin;
*Crowder, Robert A.;
*Doherty, Bobby Paul;
*Ford, John S.;
*Gillett, James B.;
*Gonzaullas, Manuel T.;
*Guffey, Stanley Keith;
*Hall, Jesse Lee;
*Hamer, Francis A.;
*Hays, John Coffee;
*Hickman, Thomas R.;
*Hughes, John R.;
*Jones, John B.;
*Klevenhagen, John J., Sr.;
*Marsh, Bryan;
* Miller, Charles E.;
*McCulloch, Benjamin;
*McDonald, William J.;
*McNelly, Leander;
*Peoples, Clinton T.;
*Riddles, James E.;
*Rogers, John H.;
*Ross, Lawrence S.;
*Walker, Samuel H.;
*Wallace, William;
*Wright, William L.

The Texas Ranger Research Center

Each year more than 3,000 researchers utilize the Center to research ancestors, write books or produce movies and television shows. The collections hold more than 300,000 items including the personal and case files of Texas Rangers, reference books on Ranger history and the firearms and equipment used by Texas Rangers, photographs and pop culture items from movies, television and radio. The Center has been used by the Texas Rangers in the investigation of cold cases.

References

External links

* [http://www.texasranger.org/ Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum]
* [http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/texas_rangers/ Texas Rangers]


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