Red River Valley Museum

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Red River Valley Museum
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Red River Valley Museum
Red River Valley Museum is located in Texas
Red River Valley Museum
Red River Valley Museum
Location within Texas
Established 1965
Location 4600 College Drive
Vernon, Texas
Coordinates 34°09′34″N 99°19′00″W / 34.159416°N 99.316788°W / 34.159416; -99.316788Coordinates: 34°09′34″N 99°19′00″W / 34.159416°N 99.316788°W / 34.159416; -99.316788
Type Local history
Website Red River Valley Museum

The Red River Valley Museum is located at 4600 College Drive, in the city of Vernon, county of Wilbarger, in the U.S. state of Texas.

Museum[edit]

The museum was established in 1965 and later moved to the grounds of Vernon College.[1] It includes multiple exhibits and exhibit rooms, and sponsors the National Juried Art Show.

In the Berry History and Science Room, visitors will find exhibits that depict local history all the way back to the age of the dinosaurs, and includes an indigenous tribal artifact collection donated by Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Ray.[2] The Jack Teagarden Exhibit features his personal effects donated by his family after his 1964 death.[3] Photographs and memorabilia of other locally born celebrities such as Roy Orbison can also be found in this room.[4]

The museum collection also contains a large number of the works of sculptor Electra Waggoner Biggs.[5]

The Early History of Vernon, Texas exhibit includes the history of the oil industry in Wilbarger County.[6]

The William A. Bond Trophy and Game Room features mounted exotic game collected by the local hunter and rancher.[7] His grandson Blaine Bond has continued the tradition and takes several exotic animals a year; their mounts can be found at the 5BB ranch.[citation needed]

Hours, admission[edit]

Wheelchair accessible. Gift shop onsite.

Admission free to the public, but donations accepted.

Hours: Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RR Valley Museum". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Red River Valley Museum". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Stanton, Scott (2003). The Tombstone Tourist : Musicians. Pocket Books. p. 383. ISBN 978-0-7434-6330-0. 
  4. ^ Ramos, Mary G; Reavis, Dick; Vandivier, Kevin (2004). Texas. Compass American Guides. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-676-90502-1. 
  5. ^ "Red River Valley Museum: Electra Waggoner Biggs display". Red River Valley Museum. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Swanson, Eric R (1995). Geo-Texas. Texas A & M University Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-89096-682-2. 
  7. ^ "William A. Bond Wild Game Trophy Room at the Red River Valley Museum". Red River Valley Museum. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 

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