Big Bend Legacy

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

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.

Big Bend Plein Air
 The Window by Carolyn Dailey

Big Bend Plein Air

Exhibit and Sale Dates: June 19 to August 30, 2015
Free and Open to the Public

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Tom Lea & Heritage Dinner
Tom Lea,
The Left-Handed Buffalo Hunter, (1937)
oil on canvas, 41 x 41”
El Paso Museum of Art
Bequest of Billie Ruth Simpson

Tom Lea: A Retrospective

Exhibit Opening:
Friday, September 18

2015 Heritage Dinner

Saturday, September 19

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