Treasures from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection
This exhibit features seven favorite maps of long-time friend, supporter and donor Marty Davis who passed away in December 2019. Each map includes a descriptive narrative which will give the viewer a hint of what interested Marty the most about that particular one.
Located downstairs in the Museum of the Big Bend.
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!