Category: Attractions

Attractions

Forsyth Galleries at TAMU

As the home of the Bill (‘35) & Irma Runyon Art Collections, the galleries house one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of English Cameo Glass, as well as works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Steuben Glass Works, and Mount Washington Glass Company. The galleries also have more than 100 American paintings including important works by Winslow Homer, Frederick Remington and Charles M. Russell.

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Cushing Memorial Library & Archives

The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives is the rare books, special collections, manuscripts, and archival repository for Texas A&M University Libraries. The collections span the breadth of recorded history, from Sumerian clay tablets dating from 2400 BCE to contemporary science fiction paperbacks. These collections comprise over 22,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival material, approximately 200,000 printed volumes, over 250,000 photographs, hundreds of original works of art ranging from oil paintings to pastels to sculpture, and many individual artifacts. It is also the official repository of George R.R. Martin, or better known as the “Game of Thrones” author!

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Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley is to provide a child-centered, hands-on, interactive environment for learning and discovery for children. Some exhibits include: The HEB Grocery for exploration of the world of commerce, the Health and Fitness exhibit for focus on medicine and nutrition, the Sounds around Town exhibit for the musician in all of us, the Spaceship and Control Center for the adventurer, and Mrs. Giggly’s Garden complete with a tree fort and lots of toys for those two and under, as well as create crafts that coordinate to the monthly theme!

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Carnegie Center of the Brazos Valley

The library features a state-of-the-art history lab, historical documents and periodicals, rare books, portraits, photographs and memorabilia relating to the ballet career of Ana Ludmila Gee. The second floor of the center houses an extensive genealogical collection. The grounds boast a xeriscape garden featuring jasmine ground cover, daylilies, lavender, antique roses, crepe myrtles and other native plants.

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