Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Originally founded in 1961, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is a science and natural and cultural history museum.
Backstory and Context
The museum got started when the American Association of University Women established the Junior Museum of Natural History in 1961 to teach science to children in the area. It was located in the Brazos County Courthouse and operated by a joint effort of volunteers and the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University, which donated specimens to the museum. The museum's collection increased significantly in 1970 when it acquired the university's museum collections. The museum moved into the Brazos Center in 1979, which allowed it to expand its exhibitions and educational programs. In 1991, the current museum building was erected next to the Center. Two years later, the museum changed its name to the current one.
"History of the Museum." Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. Accessed December 17, 2019. http://www.brazosvalleymuseum.org/about/history.
Larry D. Moore, via Wikimedia Commons