Stockyards Museum
in the Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

North Fort Worth Historical Society

(NFWHS)


The NFWHS was founded by Charlie and Sue McCafferty and chartered in 1976 to preserve the Stockyards and North Fort Worth. For more than 37 years the Society has researched and recorded the history of this part of Tarrant County. The historical significance of the livestock and meat packing industries and related businesses remains our focus.

Charlie and Sue McCafferty

 

In 1983, NFWHS achieved the State Archaeological Landmark designation for Cowtown Coliseum which led the city of Fort Worth to restore this important structure in 1986.

The NFWHS was also responsible for obtaining the landmark status designation for the Fort Worth Stockyards entrance sign and the Armour & Swift Plaza.

In 1987 the Society unveiled The Bulldogger, a life-size bronze of Bill Pickett to commemorate his contribution to the sport of rodeo. It is located in the west courtyard of the Cowtown Coliseum and was a gift from NFWHS to the city of Fort Worth.

The Stockyards Museum is one of the most ambitious projects of the NFWHS. Visitors can appreciate the early development of Fort Worth and the Stockyards through exhibits and personal interaction with the volunteer staff, whose work is a labor of love.

 

Mission Statement

To gain insight into the history of the area of Tarrant County known as “North Fort Worth.”  To rediscover, perpetuate and preserve the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the Fort Worth Stockyards and North Fort Worth, which so closely tied to the early development of Fort Worth.  To educate the public that Fort Worth’s first industry, the cattle industry and related enterprises including the Stockyards and the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show, have had an impact on the development of Fort Worth, Texas as a whole.

To work with other organizations in the study and preservation of Oakwood Cemetery, Pioneer Rest and other historic cemeteries in the area.

To publish and distribute booklets, pamphlets and other literature that will further carry-out the objectives of the Society and to establish and maintain a library and museum.

 

Corporate Members

 

Thank you to our 2015 Corporate Members!

The NFWHS created the Corporate Memberships to offer a

higher level of support for those that were interested.

We want to acknowledge and thank the Corporate Members we have so far in 2015.

Bill and Mitzie Davis                     Lyda Hill                     Stockyards Station

  

We are grateful for all of our members, Individual, Family, Patron or Corporate.

If You would like to be a Corporate Member please call Teresa at 817-625-5082.

Your support is imperative in perpetuating the Stockyards and North Fort Worth.

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the North Fort Worth Historical Society you may purchase your membership below or call 817-625-5082.

 

Individual Membership, $25.00     
  

 

 

 

Couples Membership, $35.00     

 

 

 

 

 Student, (does not have voting privileges), $12.00    

 

 

 

 

 Patron membership, $150.00    

 

 

 

 For information and levels of Corporate Memberships please contact Teresa Burleson at 817-625-5082.

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DONATE: 

 NFWHS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. We operate solely on donations.

Feel free to use this web page to donate:

 

 

Other Ways You Can Help:

Click the link below to donate through, Go Fund Me.

 http://www.gofundme.com/hkg6wg

 

or

The Thom Thumb, Good Neighbor program.

 

Here is how it works::                                                                                                                                                                                                

1. First you go to Thom Thumb and  get a Remarkable/Reward Card.                     

 2. Then, use the form below or go to http://www.randalls.com/ and click on Community Caring at the bottom of the home page then click the Good Neighbor logo. You are looking for the Charity Addition/Deletion form.                                                    

3. You fill out the form and include the NFWHS charity number, #13379, and take it to the Courtesy Booth at your  local Thom Thumb. The NFWHS account number will be linked to your Remarkable/Reward Card and the NFWHS will receive 1% of the amount of your purchases all year. (excluding alcohol and tobacco.) 

Note: ThomThumb is owned by the Randall Corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

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NFWHS 2014 Officers

                                                                                 

President

Marty Humphrey

 

 

1st Vice-President

 

Debi Carl

 

 

2nd Vice-President

Sarah Biles

 

 

3rd Vice-President

Paul Hunter

 

 

 

Secretary

Debbie Clarke

 

 

Treasurer

Skip Humphrey

 

 

 

 

Trustees 

Robert Baker

Gerlind Capling

 

 

John Pugh

  

 

  

Board Members at Large

 

Tom Wiederhold

Dan Lamb

Loretta Hudson