- List of Exhibits
- Brazos Spring Mural
- Carter Creek Nature Trail
- Cotton Farming in the Brazos Valley
- Discovery Room
- Flying Reptiles of the Frithiof Fossil Collection
- Frithiof Fossil Collection
- Ice Age Mammals
- Native American Stone Tools
- Ranching and Chuck Wagon Display
- Shells: The Elegant Armor of Mollusks
- The Mary Terrell
- The Republic of Texas
- Past Exhibits
- Astronomy’s New Messengers
- Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
- Capturing Time: The Story of Early Photography
- Crystallography: Where Art & Science Collide
- Educator's Showcase
- Educator's Showcase 2011
- Educator Showcase
- El Camino Real de los Tejas
- Enduring Transformation: The Kazakh People in a Changing World
- Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors
- From Earth to the Universe
- Getting to the Core: The JOIDES Resolution
- Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
- Ice Age: Brazos Valley and Beyond
- Inuit: the art of survival
- Lee and Grant
- Legacy - The Astin Family
- Lizards: Nature's Living Art
- Lone Star Lizards
- Monitor & Virginia: Ironclads at War
- Neches Journeys: Land River and People
- Rarámuri: Runners of the Sierra Madre
- Reconstructing the USS Westfield, A Civil War Gunboat
- Road to Discovery: the Parent Child Interface
- TARZAN: Myth & Mystery
- Texas: Vanishing Habitats and Species
- Texas Writers and J. Frank Dobie: Texan Legend
- The Bison: American Icon
- The Brogdon Hotei
- The CADDO: Traditions and Heritage
- The Shogun Age in Japan
- Two Views of Indigenous Bolivia
- VANISHED: German-American Civilian Internment in Texas, 1941-48
- Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of the American Landscape Painting
- Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
- Getting Involved
- Events and News
Boonville Days: Texas Heritage Festival 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on October 1, 2016 for the 11th ANNUAL BOONVILLE DAYS ~ Texas Heritage Festival! Bring the entire family to enjoy this celebration of our heritage from 9 am to 4 pm. Activities will take place both inside the Museum and on the Brazos Center grounds. This year also marks the 8TH ANNUAL BUFFALO STAMPEDE HALF MARATHON AND 5K RACE at 7:30 am starting at the Brazos Center and the 5TH ANNUAL CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF on Friday and Saturday! Come join in the race fun, and afterwards bring the entire family to celebrate the history of the Brazos Valley at Brazos County’s only heritage fair!
About Boonville Days
This year’s Boonville Days will be bigger and better than ever before! This free festival will be held on Saturday from 9-4. Learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: visit with characters in period costume, enjoy cowboys, civil war re-enactors, musicians, dancers, artists, and much more. Professor Paisley from the Texian Institute of Oxenology, will be parading back into town with oxen Justice and Liberty, showcasing Texas culture from 1830-1845.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to observe demonstrations of frontier skills and trades including flint-making, spinning, quilting, weaving, and blacksmithing. This is a family friendly event, so the Museum will have activities to keep the young’uns entertained by learning to make pinch pots and other period crafts.
Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
This is also the 5th year of our popular Chuck Wagon Cook-Off… enjoy cowboy cookin’ in style by the best! Come on Friday afternoon to see the wagon judging, and crews in period dress. On Saturday from 9-4, the chuck wagons will compete in a cook-off with meals for the public. Lunch tickets for the Chuck Wagon Saturday noon meal will be pre-sold at the Museum for $10 (includes bottled water, and chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, and cobbler). Tickets are limited, so don’t delay! Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band will be providing music to keep your feet tapping.
Museum and Exhibits
Visitors can also browse through the Museum’s Discovery Room, Library, and exhibition gallery, and explore our Texas history display and the exhibit, Tarzan: Myth and Mystery.
Those interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days, please contact the Museum at (979)776-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runners will also be stampeding their way through Bryan/College Station, Texas on October 1 at 7:30am as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History hosts its 8th annual Buffalo Stampede!
Runners of all ages are welcome, and female and male winners in each age division ranging from 12-and-under to 70 plus will receive a beautiful custom trophy or medal! Half-Marathon & 5K finishers will also receive finishers’ awards. Overall male and female winners will receive amazing buffalo hats as well as unique buffalo sculpture trophies.
Save money by registering early online at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org where maps and race details are also available. For more information about registration options call the Museum at 979.776.2195. Don’t miss the 8th Annual Buffalo Stampede and Boonville Days!
This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. Other sponsors include Twin City Properties and the Brazos County Historical Commission. To learn more about this and other Museum events, activities and exhibitions call 979-776-2195, or visit our website at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org. The Museum, located in the Brazos Center, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. Regular admission fees are: $5 for adults; $4 for student, seniors, and children; and free for children under 3.
Admission to this event is free courtesy of Twin City Properties.
Photos from Past Boonville Days Heritage Fairs