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Welcome to the Red River Valley Museum

Texoma Gives is September 10th! Help us complete construction of the Bond Gallery by making a donation!

 

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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Texoma Gives | Help Us Complete Construction!

9/8/2020

Why should you give to¬†Texoma Gives? The purpose of an area-wide day like Texoma Gives is to bring the region together on one day to raise money and awareness for Texoma nonprofits. This initiative, organized by the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation (WFACF), provides an online location to find and support nonprofit organizations whose missions…

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Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

8/12/2020

The Red River Valley Museum is a non-profit organization. We are funded primarily through admission fees and donations. In 2017 we established the Friends of the Museum to help us gain more funding and to create new ways for community members to be involved. Our mission at the Red River Valley Museum is to preserve,…

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Virtual museum experience from home: Online Games & Lessons

7/25/2020

Can’t make it out to the museum right now? We’ve got your back! We’ve curated a list of museum inspired games, lessons, and videos just for you and your children! Dinosaurs, dress up games, drawing and more- there’s something for everyone! Click the image below to be taken to our webpage full of games and…

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Art Camp Postponed | Masks Required At Museum

7/8/2020

Art Camp Update Due to an large increase in COVID-19 cases over the July 4th weekend we have made the decision to postpone our Summer Art Camp. We at the Red River Valley Museum do not want to contribute to any further spread in the community. In an effort to keep our staff and community…

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