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Art, Church, Culture, General, History, Library
More than fifty years ago, Mell Pruitt, currently a retired school teacher in Bryan began to collect and search out information on African Americans in the Brazos Valley. The small gathering of articles and photographs grew into an extensive collection about the history of African Americans in the Brazos Valley and beyond. In 1999 the African American National Heritage Society (AANHS) was founded in an effort to raise funds for the future construction of a museum to house the collection.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Science
Each year, the Museum reaches about 50,000 children and adults with stimulating science programs, exhibits, special events, and affiliated programs such as the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, Center for the Study of the First Americans and the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collections. Our programs are available thanks to the support of many individuals, businesses, and other institutions.
The MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, one of Texas A&M University’s art museums, is home to the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collections. The scope of the Runyon Collection includes a world-class selection of English Cameo glass, Tiffany and Steuben glass, and other important 19th and 20th century art glass. Also included are important American paintings featuring works by members of The Eight, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington.