Lubbock's National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University has partnered with 101 Studios to bring a new exhibit to West Texas. The new exhibit named the 1883: A Ranching Origin Story will showcase costumes, props and photography from the Paramount+ show 1883, the prequel to the Paramount+ hit series "Yellowstone." As the name suggests, the exhibit will have items that are relevant to the period that the show is portraying such as a wagon, hand-beaded Native American props and a camp set-up.

Some of the props used for the show might have a familiar look to them, as production for 1883 stopped in the South Plains last December to film in Guthrie. KAMC news reported that the crew was filming at the 6666 Ranch to be able to capture that West Texas feel, along with having Lubbock native, Vince Valdez as part of the production team for a bit of West Texas luck. In an interview, I was able to ask film extras what it was like coming to film in West Texas, and they all shared similar answers. The film extras said certain parts of the South Plains feel like they are stuck in the 1883 period, along with all the cold dust storms the South Plains was experiencing at the time.

The exhibition will allow visitors to understand how real people lived across the Great Plains, along with eight of the outside structures dating back from 1870 to 1888. The National Ranching Heritage Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and is free to the public. More information about the exhibits and structures can be found online.

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