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. 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.