• Historical Ferguson House
    The 1927 Ferguson House listed on the National Register of Historic Places was burned in a fire in 2010. The foundation and cobblestone walls remain. We need $70,000 to reconstruct the exterior and fix this eyesore! Click to donate now.
  • Larry Smith - Apple & Pear
  • Into The Wind by Randy Jones
  • Copyright Larry Smith - Quanah Sunset
  • Bull at the End of the Day
  • Otter by Randy Jones
  • Fish on the Rocks


We are coming very close to reaching our goal of $70,000 to restore the 1927 Ferguson House which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places!  As you may recall, the home was burned in a fire back in 2010.  As of now, we are just $13,000 short of this figure.  

It’s not too late for you to make a tax deductible gift to help us reach our goal.

In the meantime, the Friends of the Wichitas Board has decided that we are close enough to making goal, that we want to move forward to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather before the cold sets in.  We are working with our architect, Charles Wright, and looking to award a contract to a company who can begin the process of framing in the historic residence.  So keep an eye on the homestead as we hope to begin the restoration process soon.

Once again, it’s not too late, help us go over the top by sending in a contribution today!

Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?

Friends of the Wichitas LogoThe Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.Join-button

What Does the Association Do?

  • Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.
  • Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in depth look at refuge wildlife.
  • Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.
  • Maintains a Calendar of activities on the refuge. Click here to see it.

Latest News

March 18, 2018
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March 16, 2018
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March 15, 2018
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January 31, 2018
FOW and Refuge staff have finished the new Prairie Dog Town fence and it...

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