Museum of the Big Bend – Alpine TX

Description

“For more than 70 years the Museum of the Big Bend has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the vast Big Bend region. Encompassing the Davis Mountains and the borderlands of Mexico, the Big Bend has been inhabited for over 11,000 years. Throughout that time, four distinct cultures emerged and shaped the history and heritage of the region…

In 1926 the West Texas Historical and Scientific Society was founded for the purpose of creating a museum for the Big Bend region. With funding from the Texas Centennial Commission and the WPA, the Museum was constructed in 1937.”   (http://ww2.sulross.edu)

Source notes

National Archives, RG 69 Records of the Work Projects Administration, “Information Service (Primary) File, 1936-1942.”

http://ww2.sulross.edu/museum/about.html

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on May 22, 2013.

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Location Info


N. Hancock Drive and E. Avenue B
Alpine, TX 79830

Location notes: The Museum is located at the northeast corner of the Sul Ross State University campus and can be reached from Entrance Two on U.S. Highway 90 or Entrance Four from Harrison Street. Once on campus, follow the small, brown signs.

Coordinates: 30.364152231532497, -103.65199634655761

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