Located in the tiny southern town of Sarita, just 20 miles south of Kingsville, is the Kenedy Ranch Museum of South Texas. Inside the beautifully restored building of the Kenedy Pasture Company, visitors learn about Mifflin Kenedy and his family, and how their lives were interwoven with the history of what was the untamed land known as the Wild Horse Desert. Mifflin Kenedy and his friend and business partner, Richard King, first found wealth as steamboat captains on the Rio Grande. After the Civil War, they invested in land, thousands of acres of South Texas land. For the next 100 years, the Kenedy name would be significantly involved in every aspect of the economic development of south Texas – ranching, railroads, land development and oil.
Tour the South Texas Museum and hear the story of three generations of Kenedys that played such an important role in South Texas history and whose lasting legacy of philanthropy continues to benefit Texans today.