Red River Valley Museum

By Joshua Campbell

Have you ever wondered what North Central Texas might have been like during the days of the dinosaur? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to know what lies beyond the fences of the 530,000-acre Waggoner Ranch. Maybe you are more interested in exotic wildlife found all over the world. If any of these, or even all three, resonant with you in any way, Red River Valley Museum can sate your curiosity.

The Red River Valley Museum, currently located on the campus of Vernon College, has been around since 1961. According to Museum Director Sherillyn Yoakum, that’s the year J. Henry and Ethel Ray donated their collection, amassed during a 40-year span, to the city of Vernon on the stipulation the city find a home for it.

To read more, pick up a copy of the March/April issue of LiveIt magazine.