Current Exhibits

Going to Texas map exhibit

Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps

Original maps of Texas from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection.

On exhibit in the upstairs gallery of the historic building.

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Die Newwen Inselin…
Sebastian Munster

Mapping a Hemisphere: North and South America

Eight original maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection that show some of the earliest and most original attempts at determining the boundaries and the geography of the hemisphere.

On exhibit in the downstairs hallway gallery.

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Photographs by Ron Castle

Ron Castle is a native Texan and professional photographer working out of his studio near Del Rio. He spends much of his free time traveling throughout Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming gathering landscape and wildlife images as well as documenting the work and lifestyle of the American cowboy.

On exhibit in the Hallway Gallery next to the gift shop.

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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!