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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 is 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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FIRST Museum Newsletter! | November 2020

11/12/2020

Check out the RRVM’s first newsletter below! Sign up to receive these quarterly updates! Provide your mailing address if you would prefer to receive a paper copy of our newsletters! Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name Address Address Line 2 City State/Province/Region Postal / Zip Code Country USAAaland IslandsAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican…

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2021 Art Show Information

10/9/2020

2020 has proven to be an unusual year, but has taught us to plan, pray and hope for 2021 to return to a more normal way of living. The Red River Valley Museum is continuing to plan for this normalcy. Click HERE to view and print a copy of this prospectus with an artist submission…

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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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