The Brazos: Legacy of a Mighty River

 Legacy of a Mighty River

On Display June 29 – October 27, 2018

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, proudly announces the premiere of its exclusive in-house exhibition, The Brazos: Legacy of a Mighty River, on display from June 29–October 27. Created in house using many of the Museum’s specimens and artifacts, Dr. Rebecca Ingram, Museum Curator, researched and designed the exhibit, with additional items on loan from the Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University, the Texas Cotton Gin Museum, Texas A&M University, and others.

Opening on Friday, June 29th at 6:30 pm, the public is invited to a free and entertaining lecture by Dr. Robert E. Mace, Associate Director and the Chief Water Policy Officer at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. Following his talk, guests are invited to an opening reception featuring wine, appetizers, and gallery viewing.

In addition to his positions at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Dr. Mace is also a Professor of Practice in Texas State University’s Department of Geology. Robert has over 30 years of experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, stakeholder processes, and water policy, mostly in Texas. Robert has a B.S. in Geophysics and an M.S. in Hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from The University of Texas at Austin.

This unique exhibit highlights the natural and cultural history of the Brazos River. Items on display include a beautifully designed aquarium featuring fish native to the Brazos River. Visitors will also enjoy a variety of fossils, geological and animal specimens pertinent to the Brazos River, as well as cultural artifacts highlighting the people who have called the Brazos River bottoms home. From ancient fossils and modern fauna to steamboat travel and bottomland farming, come explore the multi-faceted story of this major Texas waterway.

Robert Mace 

 

Special Thanks

Helping Hands