Big Bend Legacy
The exhibit Big Bend Legacy greets visitors as they enter the Museum of the Big Bend. Legacy introduces visitors to the distinctive natural history, human history and confluence of cultures in the Big Bend region.
Native Americans inhabited the area for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. The Spanish, through their system of missions and presidios, imprinted their customs on the region only to be replaced by the nation of Mexico. The westward expansion of the United States brought yet another unique culture to the Big Bend.
Big Bend Legacy invites the visitor to experience this panorama of natural and human history.
Enjoy the video montage below which walks you through the museum’s world-class permanent exhibits!
Federico Villalba: Mexican Pioneer in the Big Bend
Exhibit Dates: February 10-August 30, 2015
Based on research by Federico Villalba’s great-grandson, Juan Manuel Casas, and his publication Federico Villalba’s Texas this exhibit tells the story of Villalba and his rise to rancher and merchant in the Big Bend. Included in the exhibit will be numerous family artifacts.