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Welcome to the Red River Valley Museum

UPDATE: The Bond Trophy & Game Room is closed for a remodel. Our animals are getting a new home that is better than ever! We can’t wait to share it with you this fall! Take a peek at some of the plans HERE. The Berry History & Science Room as well as the Waggoner Room are still open to visitors. Come in for a tour today!

The Red River Valley Museum is the place for art, science, culture, and history in North Central Texas. We have three main galleries as well as a traveling art room used to host special events including our annual international juried art competition.

The museum foyer includes an introductory video as well as exhibits on famed musicians Roy Orbison and Jack Teagarden who have their roots in Vernon.

The newly redesigned Berry Gallery tells the history of our area through brand new, eye-catching exhibits showcasing the J. Henry and Ethel Ray Collection. This collection of fossils and artifacts helps tell the history of our area from millions of years ago through the arrival of the first Native Americans and later the first European settlers. Visitors will also learn the fascinating story of the Great Western Cattle Trail through stories told by Rick the Drover, an animatronic cowboy.

The Bond Gallery is home to over 135 game mounts representing the vast collection of big game hunter Bill Bond. Bond hunted all over the world from the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle to the plains of Africa. This one of a kind collection includes lions, tigers, bears, and much more.

The Waggoner Gallery contains the history of the famed Waggoner Ranch, the largest in the United States under one fence. Visitors will also see the artwork of famed sculptress Electra Waggoner Biggs in a replica of her ranch studio. A mural by Adrian Martinez depicts the storied history of the ranch from its beginnings as a cattle ranch through the discovery of oil up to current day.

The Red River Valley museum is truly a place where our history meets YOUR imagination!

Our Exhibits

William A. Bond Trophy and Game Room

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Berry History and Science Room

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The Waggoner Room: A History of Ranching in North Texas

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July 2020 Art Camp | Information for Parents

7/2/2020

Hello there from the Red River Valley Museum! Thank you to all who signed up for our summer art camp! As of 7/2/2020 we still have a few seats available in our 5-7 and 8-9 year old age groups! Give us a call if you’d like to register your child before July 6th! We’re so…

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19th Annual Juried Art Show Awards Announced Today

6/12/2020

We are excited to announce the award winning works of art for this years juried art show! A sincere congratulations and thank you to all who participated. Although we were unable to have an opening reception we have had many guests come through to view the show. In lieu of an in person reception we…

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2020 Art Camp | Sign Up Now Open!

6/5/2020

The Red River Valley Museum is excited to offer a limited seating social distancing compliant Summer Art Camp! July 7th to 17th we will be creating art projects while learning about different mediums and the museum! On Friday the 17th we will be hosting an art show so family can come view all the fantastic…

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Museum Open | Safety Protocol

5/26/2020

The Red River Valley Museum is open! In order to keep our community safe we are: Limiting the number of visitors in our exhibits Requiring that groups be no larger than 6 people Disinfecting high touch surfaces such as door handles and interactive exhibits Providing masks and hand sanitizer The Berry Gallery, Annual Art Show,…

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