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Stockyards Museum



As its home in the historic Stockyards District might suggest, the Stockyards Museum celebrates the Western culture and history of Fort Worth. The North Fort Worth Historical Society first opened this museum in 1989, and it has slowly transformed from a small holder of historical archives to a full-scale museum that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Livestock Exchange Building, which dates back to 1902, houses the Stockyards Museum and played a major role in Fort Worth’s cattle trade throughout much of the 20th century. As a result, the Stockyards Museum documents the history of the meatpacking industry and the development of the Stockyards District through artifacts, sepia-tone photos, and more. On the second Thursday of each month, the North Fort Worth Historical Society invites speakers to discuss different aspects of Fort Worth history.

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