Address
1307 E. Wadley
Midland, TX 79705
Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Burr Williams, Executive Director
phone: 432-684-6827
Richard Galle, Director of Operations
Michael Nickell, Museum Specialist
Mark Webb, Grounds
phone: 432-684-6827

Description

We believe that a person should be very familiar with their own home -- for it is the framework for patriotism. We give programs about the history and ecology of the Llano Estacado, and have a website (www.sibleynaturecenter.org) with over 425 essays about west Texas and over 2500 photographs in over 90 photoessays that show the world what can be found in west Texas. We are presently engaged in adding to our facility and trails via a succesful capital campaign, including a $500,000 challenge grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Mission

We celebrate the ecology and history of the Llano Estacado and the surrounding region.

History

The trail was built in 1980, and the building built in 1986. Until 2006 the Sibley Center was administered by the Midland Soil and Water Conservation District, but now a board of directors drawn from the West Texas community now governs the organization.

Artifacts Collections

  • 49 acres of West Texas mesquite pasture
  • and a small playa Midland County Herbarium (600+ species) a small collection of mounted specimens
  • 3000+ volume library

Research Collections

  • library
  • herbarium
  • website

Educational Programs

A dollar a person for presentations at the Center; Other offsite presentations, fee is negotiated.

Our programs range from Folktales of the region
Birds of the region
Xeriscape plants for the region
Hispanic use of the Llano Estacado
Indian use of the Llano Estacado
Dangerous animals of the oil field

Visit the website to see the wide range of subject matter of the essays (which can each be expanded into a program).

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No

Publications

  • www.sibleynaturecenter.org column in the Midland Reporter Telegram
  • quarterly newsletter