Last updated: 12/12/2011
Midland, Texas
1307 E. Wadley
Midland, TX 79705
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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 ( 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.


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


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.

Artifact 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).


    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No


  • column in the Midland Reporter Telegram
  • quarterly newsletter
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