Padre Island National Seashore celebrates two centuries of ranching history with this year's Cowboy Connections Event on October 15th. Visitors can expect guest speakers, cowboy poets and musicians, ranger-led historical tours of Novillo line camp, historical artifacts, and kid's crafts. This celebration coinsides with the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The event will begin at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm.