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The history of 19th-century ranch life, made famous by Yellowstone prequel 1883, is laying claim at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas.

The exhibit, 1883: A Ranching Origin Story, showcases apparel worn by series stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, and LaMonica Garrett, props including an authentic wagon, camp set-up, and hand-beaded Native American apparel, and photographs from behind scenes of the hit series.

Taylor Sheridan’s 1883 production helps tell the very real story of early settlers moving west hoping to make a better life while struggling to conquer and endure terribly harsh environments,” says Scott White, Helen Devitt Jones Endowed Director of Collections, Exhibits and Research.

He continues, “These struggles turned the Western frontier into the dynamic region it is today, and portraying these struggles gives us a more accurate idea of what it took to cross the frontier, settle, and survive. The history of ranching is part of these stories.”

We had the honor of speaking with 1883‘s costume designer, Janie Bryant, before the show premiered. Read all about her inspiration and process here!