Marfa and Presidio County Museum
Aerial view of Fort D.A. Russell headquarters with U-shaped troop barracks in background.  Marfa, Texas circa 1931. Photographer unknown. Courtesy

Lonn Taylor Lecture: Fort D.A. Russell – America’s Last Cavalry Post

Lonn Taylor is a historian and writer who retired to Fort Davis, Texas, with his wife, Dedie, after twenty years as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. He received a BA in history and government from Texas Christian University in 1961 and did graduate work at New […]

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A History of Shafter and Mining in Presidio County

Mr Jack Burgess, mining engineer and historian, will discuss the early history of Shafter and the development of silver mining in Presidio County in the 1920s and its 21st century revival. The presentation will be followed by a reception in the theater foyer.

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Battle Banners: Flags of the American Revolution

A presentation of Flags of the American Revolution from Matt Walker of the Museum of the Big Bend.

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People of the Big Bend: Lives in History

The Marfa and Presidio County Museum and noted Texas historian Lonn Taylor delivered a lecture about the history and the people of the Big Bend area.

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A Survey of the Chihuahua Road in Presidio

The crew chief of the survey party discussed the ground survey, artifact identification and related topics of the Chihuahua Road.

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