Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2017 - Page 15

MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND CONTINUES TO “TELL THE STORY” Since 1925, the Museum of the Big Bend has told the story of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains region through exhibits, speaker series, adult workshops and children’s programs. Museum exhibits trace the region’s natural history, human history and confluence of cultures. The historic Marty and Yana Davis Map Collection includes maps dating from as early as 1548. The museum has received honors for excellence from Preservation Texas, Humanities Texas and the Texas Historical Commission, among others. Museum publications have won a number of prestigious Wilder awards for design excellence. Visit the museum Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Parking is available. For information, call (432) 837-8730 or visit Continued on page 16 2017-18 Community Guide & Chamber of Commerce Directory | alpine TEXAS 15