Lubbock Cultural District / Science Spectrum Calendar

We want to keep you informed with cultural and entertainment events around the South Plains. Enjoy the events around Lubbock!


From the Science Spectrum:

Creative Learners Reading Fair

 Saturday, October 7th 10:00am-2:00pm

at the Science Spectrum!


The Institute for Creative Learners has a mission of helping students learn …. Especially students that struggle to read, struggle to understand, and struggle to succeed in a traditional learning atmosphere. Creative Learners provides programs to help students learn in their own individual way and to help parents identify and intervene on their child’s behalf.


The Institute for Creative Learners and the Science Spectrum will be holding the second annual Creative Learners Reading Fair on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Science Spectrum. The *FREE Creative Learners Reading Fair will highlight learning difficulties in young students, and offer fun activities with along with learning issues awareness! There will be certified dyslexia therapists on hand to discuss problems, give “mini” assessments, and offer guidance on seeking solutions to suspected reading and learning problems. The Institute is providing this free day of reading, learning and dyslexia awareness to help shed a light on the problem of identifying learning disabilities and different learning styles.


Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally *FREE to all children up to age 12.  This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

FREE Reading Fair Activities:
Mini Dyslexia Screenings

Face Painting
Story Telling

Puppet Shows

Miniature Horses

Dog Agility and Obedience Demos
Short Performances by the Lubbock Community Theatre
Activity Booths
Free Books

Meet Curious George and Raider Red!

Vendors & Exhibitors

The Institute for Creative Learners

PBS Kids

Boys and Girls Clubs

Camp Mary White

Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts

Lubbock Art Alliance

TTU Athletics Raider Reader Program

TTU Language, Diversity, and Literacy Program

WTAMU Special Education & Center for Learning Disabilities

Lubbock Community Theatre

Lubbock Public Libraries

Literacy Lubbock

Lubbock Home School Association

Barnes and Noble


Raising Canes

Alamo Draft House

South Plains Obedience Training Club

Rainbow Girls


*Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 2:00pm only.  (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)


Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00

Learn the science of “playing” with bubbles!

at BubbleFest

Sat., Oct. 14th – 10:00am to 6:00pm


Looking for some good “clean” family fun?  The Science Spectrum has got you covered at its annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages.  If you love to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!


Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:

  • Kid-in-a-Bubble (put yourself INSIDE a giant bubble!)
  • Bubble Catching
  • Make and Take Bubble Wands
  • Frozen and Floating Bubbles
  • Annual Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
  • Giant Outdoor Bubbles
  • Bubbles in Science


And as always…, BubbleFest features an amazing live bubble show featuring one of the country’s best bubble acts! This year enjoy Bubble Trouble performances by “Bubble-ologist” Jeff Boyer.

A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s air!


Bubble Trouble Shows will be held at 11:30am, 2:00 & 4:00pm during BubbleFest.  For more information on Jeff Boyer or his Bubble Trouble show visit,


BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission.  Free for Science Spectrum Members. Tickets may be purchased at the door.


Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:

$8.00 Adults

$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)

$6.50 Seniors (60+)

Free for children 2 and under.

Halloween has never been this much fun!




at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, Oct. 28th!


One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of “spooky, not scary”, safe family fun!  The Science Spectrum has long built a tradition of providing great family oriented informal science education and looks forward each year to the fun that Halloween can bring in continuing to explore science with the public.  Locally, there is also a great need for safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating and “scarier” haunted houses geared for older ages.  The Spooky Science Carnival has become the perfect fit for both needs!


The fun all takes place on Saturday, October 28th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. This event is great for families and kids up to age 14 looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one.  This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include:


  • Free trick-or-treating in the Lobby
  • Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes
  • Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant Slide
  • Creepy Critters live animal display
  • Spooky Scientist Show
  • Family and Kids Costume Contests
  • Hands-on Spooky Science Experiments
  • Spooky Science Crafts
  • The Haunted Lab! (a “spooky”, not scary experience geared for ages 13 and under)
  • Visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.



Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:


5:00 pm – Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.

5:30 pm – Spooky Scientist  Show

6:15 pm – Spooky Scientist  Show (repeat)

7:00 pm – Family & Kids Costume Contests

7:45 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)

8:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)

9:00 pm – Carnival ends


Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+).


The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 13.  No scary costumes please!

Everyone’s Favorite Pre-School Halloween Event!




at the Science Spectrum Tues., Oct. 31st!


Tuesday, Oct. 31st – Silly Science Carnival – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon 

An exciting annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers!  This Fall themed mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events.


Here are just some of the fun activities planned:


  • Carnival Games with Guaranteed Prizes
  • Silly Science Crafts
  • Silly Science Live Demos
  • Story Time
  • A Mini Bounce House
  • Spooky Critters
  • A Costume Parade
  • Snacks and Sweet Trick-or-Treats


All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum and the Exhibit Hall and are included with standard museum admission. $8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+)Children 2 & under are free with an adult.  Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission.


The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children preschool aged children, up to age 5.  No scary costumes please!

From the Lubbock Cultural District:

Thursday, September 7:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
Trolley Tours
10:30am – 11:00am
3121 4th Street
$5.00 fee per person.

The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from April through October at a cost of $5 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.

Buddy Holly Center
Buddy Holly’s 81st Birthday Bash
10:00am – 5:00pm
1801 Crickets Avenue
Free and open to the public

The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy’s 81st Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. Join the Lubbock community in celebrating with live music, activities for children, screenings of The Real Buddy Holly Story and much more.

Friday, September 8:  –

29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:   Day passes are $15 for adults; $6.00 for youth; young children are free.

9:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibits and Western Items for sale inside the Civic Center

9:30 am Wild West Youth Day Roundup begins – in the Banquet Room 1(west) with Western music, Chuck Wagon History, Horse Training, Ft. Concho History, Native American Activity.

9:45 am NEW – Horse Training by Justin Stanton, Stanton Performance Horses, LMCC Exhibit Hall

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions of poetry, music, stories, history sessions, panels & special presentations

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Quanah Parker Heritage Society Native American Activities in the park north of the Civic Center along Avenue O between Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

11:30 am  NEW – The Music of Marty Robbins Luncheon – LMCC Banquet Room 2 (east). Take a trip back in time with the traditional and nostalgic western tunes of Marty Robbins performed by Pat Meade, Mary Kaye, Stan Mahler, Doug Figgs, Don Nix, Donnie Poindexter and Washtub Jerry.  Limited seating – tickets required.

Noon – 1:30 pm  LUNCH – BBQ Brisket Sandwich with beans and Iced Tea
Musical entertainment – located in the park north of the Civic Center. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout lunch time.

1:00 pm NEW  WYATT EARP: A Life on the Frontier by Wyatt Earp of Phoenix, AZ in the LMCC Theatre. See this acclaimed historical performance by the Great-Grandnephew of the famous lawman & gunslinger. This event is included in the Day Pass.

2:00 pm  NEW – Tub Talk – Washtub Workshop with Washtub Jerry at the LMCC Exhibit Hall Stage. Learn how the washtub works and see the acclaimed “WMA Instrumentalist of the Year” demonstrate his unique & special talent for making music with a washtub!

2:00 pm NEW – OUTLAW HISTORY in LMCC South Meeting Room 107

3:00 pm NEW – Horse Training by Justin Stanton, Stanton Performance Horses in the LMCC Exhibit Hall

3:00 pm NEW – Cow Country Outlaws by Texas State Historian, Bill O’Neal. LMCC Banquet Room 2 (east)

4:00 pm  Western Authors Panel – Civic Center,  Banquey Hall 2(east).  Meet the authors and explore the development of these real-life characters in both fact and fiction. Dusty Richards, Bill O’Neal, Karen Fitzjerrell, Nathan Dahlstrom and others.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Performance in the LMCC Theatre – the Day Pass includes general admission seating to the night show.

Prairie Moon
David Hansford
Jim Jones
Craig Carter & Zack Casey
Doug Figgs
Chris Isaacs
Mary Kaye
Pipp Gillette

NEW – DANCE immediately following at 9 pm in the Banquet Hall with Jimmy Burson & Texas in the Swing!

Museum of Texas Tech University
Museum Film Series:  Gold Diggers of 1933 featuring Dr. Allison Whitney
3301 4th Street        806.742.2490
Free and open to the public

Cactus Theater
Celebrating the 70’s Singer/Songwriters:  Tribute to James Taylor, Carly Simon, Carole King and Jim Croce
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  Balcony seats:  $15.00; Floor Seats:  $20.00;  Balcony Box Seats with refreshments:  $40.00  Tickets may be purchased at this website:
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

Perhaps no decade has given the world more great songs than the 1970s – and never before or since have so many great songwriters become major performing artists – performing the songs they crafted.  This special period is often referred to as the height of the singer/songwriter – and the Cactus pays tribute to four of the biggest names of this period in this all new production.

We’ll salute the genius of James Taylor, Carly Simon, Carole King and Jim Croce – all phenomenal tunesmiths and equally amazing performers – artists who captivated the world with their poignant lyrics and unforgettable melodies.  A partial listing of featured songs includes “Sweet Baby James”, “Fire and Rain”, “Operator”, “I Love You in a Song”, “It’s Too Late”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “You’re So Vain” and “Nobody Does it Better”.

Confirmed performers for this special show are Jason Fellers, Lesley Sawyer, Jeff Bailey and Amber Pennington backed by our house band, The Rhythm Machine featuring Ross Raedeke, bass; Tony Garcia, drums; Johannes Bjerregaard, keys; Mark Paden, rhythm guitar; and Jacob Nalle, electric guitar.

Join us for this special night of music and memories as we revisit the greatest hits of some the most beloved artists of all time.


Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10:  –

29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:   Day passes are $15 for adults; $6.00 for youth; young children are free.

The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration (NCSC) is held each year to celebrate and preserve the Western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it. The event schedule includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, western writers and authors panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American Indian activities and presentations, the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and exhibits of Western artwork and merchandise. Attendees will enjoy more than 60 cowboy and cowgirl poets, musical acts, storytellers, more than 100 exhibit spaces filled with the best in Western art and goods, chuck wagons and other special presenters and presentations. The event also includes the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. The NCSC is truly the premier event of its kind in the country!

Saturday, September 9: –

West Texas Running Club
36th Annual Red Raider Road Race
Robert E. Ewalt Student Rec Center
3219 Main Street
Entry fee:  $20.00 WTRC members & kids Ages 10-12, $30.00 for non-Club members.
Late Registration: $35.00 at Packet pickup on Sept 8th only.
Packet pick-up:   Friday, Sept 8, 2017  11:00am – 6:00pm at FootTech, E of Quaker Ave – on 19th Street.
Saturday, Sept 9th, 6:45am – 7:30am at Texas Tech Rec Center on campus.


Must be 10 or older to run the 5K
Must be 13 or older to run the 10K

For more information or to sign up for the race, visit

This race is one of West Texas Running Club’s most popular races with well over 600 participants each year including alumni that return. Profits go to support scholarships at Texas Tech. There are two distance options, 10K and 5K.

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
9:00am – 1:00pm
19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue
Free Admission and open to the public

It’s that time of year again! The Lubbock Farmers Market is back for another season. Start your Saturday mornings with fresh, locally grown produce, as well as crafts from other local vendors!  Our first market of the 2017 season is almost here! Visit the Downtown Farmers Market for a taste of the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese, baked goods and arts.  The full 2017 market season will be every Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th from 9:00 AM until the vendors sell out. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.

National Ranching Heritage Center
Ranch Host Saturday
3121 4th Street
Free Event

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with Ranch Hosts–volunteers dressed in period clothing that will talk about life during that period and the history of various structures throughout the park.

29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:   Day passes are $15 for adults; $6.00 for youth; young children are free.

9:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibits and Western Items for sale inside the Civic Center

9:30 am NEW – Sure ‘Nuf Cowboy in LMCC South Meeting Room 104. Real Cowboys tell interesting stories about their real-world experiences.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions of poetry, music, stories, history sessions, panels & special presentations inside the Civic Center

10:00 am  Parade of the Horse

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Quanah Parker Heritage Society Native American Activities in the park north of the Civic Center along Avenue O between Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

11:00 am – 3 pm  NEW – YOUTH ACTIVITIES in Civic Center Pedestrian Mall. Individual youth activities including paper construction of cowboy vests and hats, paint branding, creating a personal brand, and a sheriff’s badge for completing all of the activities. Come and go as you please and create these fun items to take home!

11:00 am NEW – HARMONICA WORKSHOP for Beginners by Gary Penney, LMCC South Meeting Room 107

11:00 am NEW – Horse Training Demonstration by Justin Stanton, Stanton Performance Horses, LMCC Exhibit Hall

11:00 am NEW – OUTLAW HISTORY in LMCC South Meeting Room 104

CHUCK WAGON LUNCH – wagon prepared meals are available to the public!
Meal and Musical entertainment in the park located north of the Civic Center

Noon – 1:30 pm  LUNCH – BBQ Brisket Sandwich with beans and Iced Tea

1:00 pm NEW – WYATT EARP: A Life on the Frontier by Wyatt Earp pf Phoenix, AZ. See this acclaimed historical performance by the Great-Grandnephew of the famous lawman & gunslinger.

1:00 pm  Special Presentations – Quanah Parker Heritage Society, LMCC Banquet Room 1 (west)

1:00 pm  Youth Contest Awards Presentation in LMCC South Meeting Room 104-105

2:00 pm NEW – COW COUNTRY OUTLAWS by Texas State Historian, Bill O’Neal. LMCC Banquet Room 2 (east).

2:00 pm Youth Book Reading by western author Nathan Dahlstrom – LMCC South Meeting Room 104-105

2:00 pm TUB TALK” with Washtub Jerry on the Exhibit Hall Stage. Learn how the washtub bass works and see the acclaimed “WMA Instrumentalist of the Year” demonstrate his unique & special talent for making music with the washtub!

2:00 pm Dance – Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Henericia in the park north of the LMCC

3:00 pm NEW – Horse Training Demonstration by Justin Stanton, Stanton Performance Horses in the LMCC Exhibit Hall

4:00 pm NEW – Considering Writing a Western Book? by award-winning author Karen C. Fitzjerrell

4:00 pm  National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Awards, at the Outdoor Stage in the park north of the Civic Center

5:00 pm  Fajita Dinner Buffet, in the park north of the Civic Center.

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Performance in the Civic Center Theatre – the Day Pass includes general admission seating to the night show.

Mary Kaye
Pipp Gillette
Craig Carter & Zack Casey
Chris Isaacs
Jimmy Burson
Andy Hedges
Jim Wilson
Stan Mahler
Washtub Jerry
Mike Querner

2017 Volunteer of the Year Award presentation

2017 Cowboy Culture Award presentation

Announcements on the upcoming 30th anniversary event in 2018!

National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration
National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
11:30am – 1:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Saturday’s at LHUCA
Early American Photographers with Christian Conrad
11:30am – 1:00pm
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public

With the invention of photography, the concept of art was completely altered and a new form of expression was created. In America, itself a young nation, the camera was pursued by a group of artists interested in uniquely capturing their country. These photos helped document the building of the United States and also represent some of the first artistic uses of a new technology. Photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz took images of the building of New York City. Before that, Mathew Brady took pictures of early US Presidents and the Civil War, while his student Timothy O’Sullivan would take some of the first images of the western states. Later, the photographs of Dorothea Lange would document the Depression and the effects that it would have on ordinary Americans. Join us as we discuss these pioneering photographers of early America.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

Lubbock Community Theatre
28th Annual Gala – Cabaret
6:00pm Entry, Cash Bar, Silent Auction  7:00pm Dinner  8:00pm  Show (The silent auction will close after show intermission)
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
2521 17th Street
Tickets: Price:
* $85 for individual tickets (Tickets and seating assignments will be mailed to you prior to the event).
* $500 for 4 tickets and mention in the cabaret program
* $1,000 for 8 tickets, mention in the cabaret program, and a ¼ page ad in the regular season program

This year will also mark the 3rd annual G.W. Bailey Awards for acting, directing, and set design. These awards are named for George William Bailey, who was a Texas Tech student and Lubbock Community Theatre actor before he went on to star in Starsky and Hutch (1975), Charlie’s Angels (1976), CHiPs (1977), A Force of One (1979), Police Academy (1984), The Closer (2005-2012), and Major Crimes (2012-present). Bailey, who learned of this honor last season, will be joining LCT directors, actors, designers, and theatre patrons on Lubbock’s red carpet.

Sounds of West Texas
Celebrate Texas
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  Balcony seats:  $15.00; Floor Seats:  $20.00;  Balcony Box Seats with refreshments:  $40.00  Tickets may be purchased at this website:

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

“Celebrate Texas” is the theme of this show!

This show will feature local musicians performing songs from recording artists from Texas; songs by songwriters from Texas and songs about Texas.  This will include songs by George Strait, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Barbara Mandrell, Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills, The Dixie Chicks, Billy Walker, Restless Heart, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tanya Tucker and many more.  This set will be a classic music mix of music in country, pop, rhythm and blues, blues, pop nostalgia genres.

Featured performers will include:   Larry Allen, Kaci Keltz Brice, Steve Burrus, Mike Carraway, Brenda Hopkins, Mike Huffman, Jay Lemon, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Donnie Martin, Sharon Mirrl, Morgan Reatherford, Johnny Richardson, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook, and Steve Williams.

Saturday, September 9  – Sunday, September 10:  –

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Moonlight Musical Amphitheater
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Sunday, September 10:  –

29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Chuck Wagon Breakfast – A Chuck Wagon Breakfast will be prepared by several wagons and served prior to the Devotional Service.  The menu will include:  eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, jelly, milk, juice and Chuck Wagon Roast Coffee.

8:00 am Music by the Martin Family

9:00 am – 11:00 am Cowboy Devotional Service – Western Music and Poetry

Color Guard Entrance – Boy Scout Troop 157

Master of Ceremony & Prayer – Mike Querner – Lubbock, TX
Music – Mary Kaye – Escalante, UT
Poetry – Gary Penney – Lorena, TX
Music – Pat Meade – Milo, IA
Devotional Message – Dr. David Lance – Lubbock, TX
Music – Stan Mahler – Olney, TX

Music – Mary Kaye – Escalante, UT
Dismissal Prayer & Poetry – Mike Querner – Lubbock, TX

A native of Lubbock, Dr. Lance graduated from Texas Tech University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, The United States Army Chaplain Center & School, and Luther Rice Seminary. Dr. Lance received two Meritorious Service Medals for his contributions to Family Life Ministries and his contributions to the United States Army during the Persian Gulf War as a U.S. Army Chaplain. Currently, Dr. Lance is the Pastor of Celebration Christian Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Museum of Texas Tech University
Caerus Ensemble presents Out of the Darkness:  Music from the Time of War
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public

Cactus Theater
The Gathering Band:  A Band of Lubbock Legends featuring Kenny Maines, Donnie Maines, Junior Vasquez, Mickie Vasquez, Cary Banks and Mike Carraway
7:00pm – 9:00pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  Balcony seats:  $15.00; Floor Seats:  $20.00;  Balcony Box Seats with refreshments:  $40.00  Tickets may be purchased at this website:

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

Lubbock’s own version of an all-star super group will be taking the Cactus stage for one night of music and fun, Sunday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm! This ensemble is comprised of Kenny Maines, Donnie Maines, Junior Vasquez, Mickie Vasquez, Cary C. Banks and Mike Carraway.

This group of Lubbock Legends will play a wide variety of great music from the past several decades – trading off lead vocals and blending harmonies…playing songs you’ve known them for, plus a whole lot more! All of this adds up to a memorable, music-filled night to remember. From country to rock to pop to a few gospel songs – this group can literally play it all – and play it incredibly well. You’ve seen these musicians playing for years in various configurations, solo and more – but you’ve not seen them all together like this….so make plans to see this new, original production!

This is a special Sunday night show at the historic Cactus Theater so plan now to take in this great hometown showcase of truly legendary musical talent. You never know who might show up as a surprise guest!


Thursday, September 7:  –

Backstage Lubbock Depot District
Open Mic Comedy
9:00pm – 10:30pm
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034
Free Admission
Blue Light
Jerry Serrano CD Release  “The Moon”
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5.00 at the door; Ladies Free

McPherson Cellars Patio Nights
Craig Elliott
7:00pm – 10:00pm
1615 Texas Avenue           806.687.9463
Free and Open to the Public

Food Truck:  Crusty’s Pizza

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Taylor & Fry
4:30pm – 6:30pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Yvonne Perea
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue           806.771.6555
No cover charge.

Friday, September 8:  –

Blue Light
Randall King Band with Chris Colston
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $10 at the door

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Bo Garza
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Saturday, September 9:  –

Backstage Lubbock Depot District
Hard Rock for Heroes with Armstrong
8:00pm – 7:00pm doors open
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034
Free Admission for military veterans; all others

Blue Light
Grant Gilberts Birthday Bash
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $8.00 at the door

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Raised by Wolves
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Junior Vasquez
7:00pm – 10:00pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue           806.771.6555
No cover charge.


The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734

A Windmill Museum for the American Style Water Pumping Windmill and Related Exhibits on Wind Electricity. The purpose of the American Windmill Museum, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history.   More than 100 windmills displayed inside, more than 50 outside and a 6,000 scare foot mural depicting the history of windmills.  Years represented by the windmills range from one manufactured in 1867 to two modern wind turbines for generation of electricity.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM year round.
1121 Canyon Lake Drive         806.744.3786
Guided Tours are $5.00.  Reservations accepted at 806.744.3786
Agricultural machinery and artifacts, with exhibits dating to the pioneering years of agriculture on the South Plains.  Exhibits include horse-drawn plows, planters, and cultivators, restored tractors and equipment, and household items.


The Bayer Museum of Agriculture takes you from horse drawn implements to the tech-Savvy, computer GPS, driven equipment and farmers of today.

The Alton Brazell Exhibit Hall contains the museum’s large collection of historic farming artifacts. From restored antique tractors to harvesting equipment, highlights include and interactive Blacksmith Shop, a history of cotton ginning exhibit, and the largest display of pedal tractors in the United States.

The Central Exhibit hall features the Crops: Harvesting the Facts exhibit about the major crops grown in the United States, The Cotton Harvesting Experience, and the Bayer Crop Science Exhibit. These exhibits are interactive with a focus on modern agriculture, its science and practices.

In the early 1930’s, to spur the economy from the depression and help American farmers, President Roosevelt and his administration, started “The Ropes Project” and/or “The Colony”. This area was an area of approximately 16,000 acres northwest of Ropesville, Texas. Approximately 77 families received, by a lottery system, a farm ranging from approximately 120-200 acres. It included a framed two-bedroom house of approximately 792 square feet, a windmill, and a barn. This house is one of the last original houses from the project. Future plans include the addition of a windmill, chicken coop and grainary.

House donated by Larry and Rebecca Smith in loving memory of Mildred Knight Server.

Outdoor Exhibits:  A real working pivot irrigation system and a historic 1930s farmstead can be found among the tractors and machines showcased in our outdoor exhibits.


The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.

Grace’s General Store

The farm theme of GRACE’S GENERAL STORE has unique gifts and home décor. Great for your gift giving and home decorating needs.
Our General Store, named after Grace Hurst, will make you feel nostalgic for old time things you remember at you grandmother’s house.  From Colonial Tin Works we offer wax warmers in several styles of yesteryear. With wax melt choices like mulled Cider, Fresh Oranges, Vanilla Bean and all the favorite fragrances, to keep you house or business smelling fragrant.  We even carry vintage totes, with pockets, to carry your laptop and essentials.

For the farmers in your life, we have John Deere caps in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Several styles are available for children and adults. We offer John Deere toy tractors, combines, coloring books and children’s CDs.

The store offers a wide variety of books from informational, about several brands of tractors to Tractor Mac storybooks for children.  Old Time stories and illustrations by Bob Artley, include memories of a Farm Kitchen and several other favorites. Unique cookbooks including one from the original residents of the Ropesville Resettlement Project, make interesting gifts for friends or loved ones. And museum T-shirts, we have plenty of those in all sizes to pick from as well.  Stop by and shop for that special gift!


Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events.  While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations.  If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.

1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM  Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
General Admission:  $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Children 6 and under are Free, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.


A Wheeler Brothers Retrospective:  The Lubbock Years
Opens:  August 4, 2017  Closes:  September 22, 2017

This dynamic exhibition showcases the work of artist-brothers Jeff and Bryan Wheeler, who were a driving force in the Lubbock art scene over the last two decades. Curated from work completed over this time, “The Lubbock Years” features individual and collaborative paintings, drawings, collages, ceramics, sculpture, photographs, and prints that, as art critic Rainey Knudson wrote, “deliberately climbs into the crusty skin of every hackneyed Texas stereotype and turns it inside out, into something wild, exuberant, fresh and new.”



The Buddy Holly Center is partnering with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, to open a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery beginning on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The exhibition will feature an acoustic Akin guitar signed by legendary performer Sir Paul McCartney, and numerous framed certificates signed by the many Foundation musical ambassadors who recognize Buddy Holly’s inspirational musical influence in the early years of Rock and Roll.  The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of income or ethnicity or learning levels. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps.

The Foundation will periodically lend additional items for the exhibition from its extensive collection of artifacts.  The Center will use this opportunity to display other items from its collection, namely, Buddy’s bedroom furniture, acquired by the Center through the auspices of Civic Lubbock, Inc.


The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster; a song book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more


The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts Center to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. – Norman Cousins

The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock’s most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc.

The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band “The Crickets,” lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That’ll Be the Day.”
J.I. Allison house tour times:  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM; Sunday  3:00 PM
Contact the Center for questions regarding tours.   806.775.3562

19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560


Through membership support the Buddy Holly Center has accomplished numerous musical and artistic endeavors. The Center’s exhibitions and programs enhance the quality of life for the region and aid economic development and tourism. Financial support for the Center is provided by membership, individual and organizational contributions. Our commitment to creating learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds is made possible by public support. Exhibition tours, outreach programs, educational initiatives and family activities will continue to be the focus for future events. We invite you to join us in supporting public interest in contemporary visual arts and in the music and music history of Texas and West Texas.






6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence –  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art

3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekends during the summer), and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Closed on University Holidays.  Closed between semesters.

Exhibits:  –

Tina Fuentes:  The Creative Process
August 14 – September 24, 2017
Art Building Studio Gallery

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Tina Fuentes: The Creative Process an exhibition that focuses on Professor Tina Fuentes’ creative process engaged to produce new works that will be exhibited in the Museum of Texas Tech this fall.

The work in Tina Fuentes: The Creative Process is part of a research collaboration between Texas Tech School of Art Painting Professor Tina Fuentes and Eric Bruning, associate professor in Texas Tech’s Atmospheric Science Group in the Department of Geosciences. Bruning currently researches thunderstorms and lightning in cloud formations. For a National Science Foundation Grant, Bruning was looking for a visual component to relay to a broader audience this experience and exploration of these phenomena. He sought out Professor Fuentes, as an artist, to express this research.

Professor Fuentes thoroughly discussed the research with Bruning, sat in on presentations, and went storm chasing with his team. During the experience, she photographed and video recorded thousands of images of clouds and thunderstorms. In her studio, Professor Fuentes made hundreds of sketches, paintings, and drawings to get at the ideas, relationships, and sensations that emerged from her experiences. She experimented and sought out new materials like the locally sourced cotton with its interrelationship to weather and visual similarity to clouds. She also experimented with new processes like the video green-screen compositing which is also related to weather in television forecasting, and to help her attain the explosive nature of lightning in the clouds by displaying the action of her energetic mark making.

Displayed in Tina Fuentes: The Creative Process are some of the artifacts of Fuentes thinking and practice including sketches, documentation, and her implements for experimentation as she created work and prepared for the museum exhibition, Marcando el Relámpago.

2nd Year MFA Student Exhibition
September 1 – September 24
Art Landmark Gallery

Meg Griffiths:  Casa de fruta y pan
August 26 – September 17
Art SRO Photo Gallery

Mission of Landmark Arts
To promote fine arts growth and development in our community through a comprehensive program of exhibitions, symposia and workshops, publications, and hands-on experience with working artists.  As a component of the Texas Tech University School of Art, the strength of the program is in the integration of academic, professional and real-world experience afforded by its broad association with the University and the Lubbock Community of arts supporters.

Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall
Steven J. Miller – Dream Window
August 4 – September 30, 2017

My paintings are narratives about human relationships, with each other and with the natural world. The goal of my work is to describe the complexity of those relationships.

I paint in a realistic style that leans towards cartoon imagery. This style is influenced by Asian art, particularly Japanese, with their use of asymmetry and flatness and the tight detail found in Persian miniatures. In my most recent series, I am employing layers of images to talk about time and memory.

Steven lives and works in Denton, Texas

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Julie Speed:  Excerpts from the Undertoad
August 4 – September 30, 2017

Julie Speed, multi-media artist from Marfa, Texas, showcasing 17 pieces from her series “Undertoad.”

Artist Statement

Representational art is most often understood as a straightforward pitch/catch action.  The artist has an idea. She paints a picture of the idea. The viewer looks at the work and receives the idea.

With my work it’s mostly the other around:  the composition drives the narrative, not vice-versa.  Like anyone else I read, listen to the news and things happen to me ….so of course all that gets woven in, but the main thing I’m thinking about while I’m working is how to solve what I experience as a visual math puzzle.  My ideas, thoughts, theories and stories are in there….. but it’s how the shapes, lines, weights and colors get arranged and balanced that drives me.  Also, if something strikes me a as funny I almost always leave it in even when I probably shouldn’t.

That means that there’s no right or wrong way to see these paintings. I don’t want the viewer to receive a pre-chewed narrative from me.  If I’ve made a good piece of art then it ought to be loudly asking, “When you look at this painting, what does it make you think of?”

If your answer happens to lead you to writing a poem, song, story or making your own picture in response, then I’d love to read it, hear it or see it and would appreciate it if you’d send it along to me at

(If it’s a song and you send a video file please use we transfer instead of google docs.  Or mail me a jump drive: PO Box 1526, Marfa Texas 79843. Thanks

“What does this Mean?” This is one of the most common questions posed to artists about their work. For some, their art delivers a definitive statement based on the narrative built into the art piece. However, the work of Julie Speed offers the viewer an alternative experience with the story being left open to the interpretation of the individual. Speed creates an arena of activity for the viewer to develop his or her own interplay amongst the pieces. This method of creating art only works when the artist is able to give the viewer enough of an interesting composition. Speed accomplishes this goal by creating art that interweaves diverse material into a single unified vision.

In collecting the material for her pieces, Speed frequents sources that seem familiar to the viewer because of the historic aspects of their origin. The collage materials that Speed has been collecting since she was eighteen all come from sources that recall the past through their date and damaged condition. As she states, “The rules to my game are that I’m not allowed to take apart any good books, use any internet-sourced material or my scanner and printer to blow anything up or down, so I buy what I can find at flea markets, eBay, and junk stores. Sometimes I find things while I’m out walking.”  Speed’s source material also includes aspects of previous ownership that damages the paper used. In this way, she resurrects books and prints that are no longer usable because of their damage and instead reallocates them into her work. By creating in this fashion, she takes advantage of the excesses caused by modern society while also reminding us of our past through the images shown.

In her series “Undertoad,” Speed continues her unique art of storytelling through images that range in culture from vintage copies of Gray’s Anatomy to nineteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints on Mulberry wood paper. She then continues to work the images using gouache, an opaque watercolor paint, to add new elements and also repair the collaged images that might be damaged. Speed’s mastery of the materials makes the pieces of work effortlessly fit together, with the distinction between the two materials used being almost unrecognizable.

Christian Conrad

John F. Lott Gallery
Jon Revett:  13 Paintings
September 1 – October 28, 2017

Jon Revett’s 13 Paintings, new work using geometric tessellations to abstract specific moments in time and space

Martin McDonald Gallery
LHUCA’s 20th Anniversary Timeline
September 1 – September 30, 2017

3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 65 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress.


September 1 – 15

2:00 pm – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

12:00 pm -Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
2:00 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

2:00 pm -Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm -Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

2:00 pm -Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

September 16 – 31

2:00 pm – Laser U2
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

12:00 pm – Laser U2
2:00 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

2:00 pm – Laser U2
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Laser U2
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

2:00 pm – Laser U2
3:30 pm – Lucy’s Cradle

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
44 minutes
Speak to Me
On the Run
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage

Lucy’s Cradle: The Birth of Wonder (grade 5 & up)
21 minutes

Learn how changes in the Earth’s geography and atmosphere paired with Lucy’s upright posture converge to allow creatures to first observe the skies. Explore the Solar System to see the other worlds in our solar neighborhood. Why is intelligent life only found on Earth? Could any other planet or moon harbor primitive life? Travel back into time to ancient Africa, home of the world’s most famous fossil. Watch her come alive with her family, and see how changes in her environment drove hominid migration.

Cowboy Astronomer (all ages)
37 minutes

Explore the stars from a cowboy’s point of view! This full-dome planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way. Narrated by cowboy humorist and poet Baxter Black.

Laser U2
50 minutes

Where the Streets Have No Name
I Will Follow
Beautiful Day
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
Zoo Station
With or Without You
New Year’s Day


Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-5 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4th Street         806.742.2490


The Texas Liberator:  Witness to the Holocaust
Opens August 17,  2017 through December 3, 2017

Texas Tech University, with the generous support of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, have constructed an educational digital tool that introduces Texas high school students to the story of the Holocaust, that honors the heroism of our Texas soldiers who fought in WWII, but that also continues the important work of remembering this incredibly dark time in history.  The project includes not only the making of an app, but also a web resource page, the publication of a display quality book by Texas Tech University Press, and now also an exhibit that will feature all aspects of the work but will truly spotlight the stories of 21 of these Texas Veteran Liberators.

The museum exhibit, which will open in late summer and be on display until December will not only provide a context for Second World War, a history of the Holocaust and the Liberation, but will offer an interactive, engaged experience of walking between 21 free-standing panels, each one honoring a Texas Liberator featured in this project.  The exhibit will feature an Honor Roll – a wall with the names of over 300 Liberators the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission have recovered in their efforts to record and educate a wider public on the history of holocaust and genocide in the past and the present.

Photo credit with this exhibit is:  Robert Anderson. Born 1924. 105th Signal Company. 10th Armored Division. 1st Army, Meitingen Work Camp. Years of Service: 1943–1945

Open through December 2017
Explorium Gallery

For everyone who wonders why Lubbock is so windy in the spring, how it can be shorts weather in February and parka weather in March or what causes tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards to hit where they do, come to the Museum of Texas Tech University. Visitors will find these answers and more in a fun, interactive new exhibit that explains how weather begins and how it all works.


Hint: It all starts with the sun and the rotation of the Earth.


How Weather Works: Understanding Our Place Between the Sun and a Storm opens Sunday (June 26) and allows visitors of all ages to start at the sun, create atmospheric pressure, explore the Earth’s spin and the jet stream and learn about the many powerful aspects of storms such as tornadoes, haboobs, hail and lightning. The exhibit includes a section on how chaos, or altering one or many components of the atmosphere, can affect weather.

The exhibit showcases research led by Brian Ancell, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Group, who received an Early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to educator resource kits for local teachers and weather summer camps for middle school-age children, he coordinated with the museum to create this exhibit, which brings weather down to eye level and highlights how human activity can affect weather patterns.

“The driving research focuses on inadvertent weather modification, or how human activities such as irrigation, wind farms and urban heat islands can change the weather non-locally, or far away from the source,” Ancell said.


The exhibit is split into two sections. The first covers the basic atmospheric principles that create weather, starting from the sun and the rotation of the Earth and ending with small-scale weather features like thunderstorms. Visitors will get to stand between the Earth and the sun and take temperature readings with an infrared gun, then learn how the uneven heating of the tilted Earth creates atmospheric pressure, which then creates wind. They also will explore the Coriolis Effect, which explains how the Earth’s rotation leads to the jet stream and how weather systems work.


Visitors then move into a simulated immersive storm experience and learn about the formation of tornadoes, thunder, lightning, hail and dust storms, with a weather alert broadcast in the background and motion-activated thunderstorm above.


The second part of the exhibit discusses chaos and inadvertent weather modification, which is the focus of Ancell’s research. Visitors will use a Plinko board representing the Texas-Louisiana coastline to show how minute variations can alter the path of pucks representing hurricanes.


This section also looks at how wind turbines remove energy from the atmosphere and how this affects the wind patterns. It will be updated throughout the duration of the exhibit as Ancell continues his research.


“Chaos is the reason why small changes to the atmosphere, such as those resulting from irrigation or wind farms, can grow to be large, modifying larger scale weather features well away from the changes in the first place,” Ancell said.


The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.


Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

The exhibit features the work of the Museum’s own internationally known paleontologist Dr. Sankar Chatterjee – whose work seems to establish that today’s birds were likely yesterday’s dinosaurs. Most scientists believe birds evolved during the Jurassic time. But Dr. Chatterjee has discovered Protoavis – it’s about a 210 million year old – much older than other scientists think birds developed.



The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

No particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The art works on exhibit sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.
This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period such as mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

A new display will open February 29 with works that explore the relationship between economics and political freedom. The main collection of The Remnant Trust, Inc. is housed on the Texas Tech campus in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library.

The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

The Museum was founded in 1929 as the West Texas Museum, just four years after the creation of what was then known as Texas Technological College.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990, the Museum is home to more than 7 million objects. Only 3% of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums hold this accreditation. It also is a teaching and research facility offering a masters degree in museum science.

The Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory maintains major natural history collections of mammals, birds, invertebrates and genetic resources. These collections are available to researchers at academic, scientific, and government institutions around the world for scientific investigation, discovery and problem-solving in the natural sciences.

Lubbock Lake Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, is an internationally known archeological and natural history preserve containing an extensive cultural record of life on the Southern Plains dating back 12,000 years.

The Museum is a participant in Lubbock First Friday Art Trail and a member of Blue Star Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.

Mission Statement

Through its collections and programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University engages campus and community to enhance understanding of self- and community identity, society, and the world; to empower people to be informed citizens of the 21st century; and to enrich lives.

Statement of Purpose

Established in 1929, the Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It is a not-for-profit institution by virtue of being a part of Texas Tech University. The Museum’s purpose is to support the academic and intellectual mission of Texas Tech University through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of scientific and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their scientific and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for primary, secondary, and higher education students, the scholarly community, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in museological ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education, and providing support for faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is a multi-faceted institution that includes the main building, the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Moody Planetarium, Natural Science Research Laboratory, and Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve.

3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
**The new summer operating hours for the NRHC are 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Entrance to the historical park will close each day at 4:00pm.  The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30am from April through October at a cost of $5.00 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.
Please visit our website at  for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.


“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story,” is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.

The exhibit title – “Writers of the Purple Sage” – is a word play on Zane Grey’s famous novel, “Riders of the Purple Sage.”  Published in 1912, the novel set the pattern for the modern Western and sold over a million copies.

Owen Wister, who wrote “The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains,” had his 1902 novel form the basis of four movies and a television series.  Wister’s novel defined the Western genre and paved the way for such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour and Larry McMurtry, all of whom are represented in this exhibit.

Writers such as Willa Cather, J. Evetts Haley, Tom Lea and Elmer Kelton, to name a few, allowed every one of their readers a chance to experience the American West as it once was or might have been.  Written in ordinary language about ordinary people and places, Western literature has become an important part of our national literary scope.

The permanent collection of the NRHC includes a wide range of Western and ranch-related books, many of which are first edition signed manuscripts that will be part of this exhibit.

The Blue Stevens Gallery is home to a collection of items that have been donated to the NRHC over the past several months. This Gallery features changing content as new items are donated to the NRHC.

An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.

A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:

Proctor Historical Park

Devitt Mallet Museum

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park

2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 1 – September 1, 2017
Coke Stevenson was born in 1888 in Mason County, Texas. He owned a freight-line at 16, rose from janitor to bank president, and passed the bar exam and practiced law for more than 60 years, with only 22 months of formal education. He served two terms as Kimble County Attorney and County Judge before his election to the Texas House of Representatives, becoming its first two-term Speaker. He was twice elected Lieutenant Governor, and Governor in August 1941, serving two terms during World War II. Known as “Mr. Texas,” after the war Stevenson ran for U.S. Senate against Lyndon B. Johnson, but lost in the infamous “Voting Box #13” run-off. He returned to his law practice, friends and ranch until his death on June 28, 1975. His family donated the Gov. Coke Stevenson and Marguerite King Heap Collection to Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

December 2016 – September 2017

December 7th, 1941:  The Seventy-fifth Anniversary
Oral Histories of people who were at Pearl Harbor and tattered flag loaned to the Museum.  This flag was actually on the top of a ship 75 years ago.  Forty-eight star World War II navy battle flag is courtesy of Howard Mercer, Signalman aboard LCI(M) 353 assault ship. The ship’s commander ordered Mercer to lower this flag and hoist a new one after receiving news of the Japanese surrender.

A new exhibit in the Coronelli Rotunda at the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library commemorates this pivotal event in American history and features excerpts from oral histories and manuscripts permanently housed at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University.

Chris Oglesby collection, exhibit now at SWC/SCL 

The Crossroads of Music Archive, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech, is proud to announce that the Chris Oglesby collection is now open for research. Oglesby donated his research materials for his book “Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music” to the archive in January 2016. His collection contains biographies, correspondence, literary works of the author and others, photographs, song lyrics, audio interviews and more.

An exhibit curated by the archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., and fabricated by Lyn Stoll, is located in the Coronelli Globe Rotunda at the SWC/SCL located on the Texas Tech campus at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. The exhibit is a small collection of snapshots highlighting some of the artists found within the book, including Tommy Hancock, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and others.

Sept. 1, 2016, marks the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or

May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

A gallery along the north side of the building houses permanent displays on the Southwest Collection as well as the other units of the University Library, which have offices in the facility. Those offices include the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. Additionally, the facility is the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook.

Offices in the building open onto a rotunda beneath the third tower. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda.

Behind the offices are the non-public areas of the facility where documents and materials are processed. The building includes an accessioning area where materials are received and logged in. From there materials, whether paper records, photographs or films/audiotapes/video tapes, go to their specific areas for processing before they are taken to the stacks or the appropriate vault for storage.

Upstairs the stacks area offers a climate-controlled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps prevent the intrusion of bacteria or fungi which could damage valuable books and documents.

Additionally, the facility has a conservation laboratory funded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab will provide an appropriate environment for state-of-the-art preservation of valuable and one-of-a-kind materials.


The Exhibits and Outreach team of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates both in-house and traveling exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

In-house exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits at the Texas Tech Visitor Center, Lubbock City Hall, and at the Lubbock International airport.

If you would like to propose an exhibit, please contact Lyn Stoll at (806) 742-3749 or write to

Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.  The Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

About the Vietnam Center

In May 1989, a group of Vietnam veterans from West Texas gathered at Texas Tech University to discuss what they might do, in a positive way, about their experiences in Vietnam. That group’s immediate decision was to form a Vietnam Archive and begin collecting and preserving materials relating to the American Vietnam experience.

In November 1989, the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University established the Vietnam Center, with the dual missions of funding and guiding the development of the Vietnam Archive and encouraging continuing study of all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.

The group of veterans who first met in May 1989 were invited to form a board to provide guidance and support for the Vietnam Center. Since then, the Vietnam Center Advisory Board has met regularly to provide advice as the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech has evolved. Many of the veterans who attended the first meeting in May 1989 continue to advise the Vietnam Center today. In this way, the Vietnam Center remains very closely connected to America’s Vietnam Veteran community.

The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: support for the Vietnam Archive and the collection and preservation of pertinent historical source material; promotion of education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of related scholarship through organizing and hosting conferences and symposia, academic, educational, and cultural exchanges, and the publishing of scholarly research.

Ogden Williams Collection

The Vietnam Center seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly – but not limited to – the American military involvement there. At our conferences and symposia, we encourage the presentation of papers by veterans and others who directly participated in and supported wartime events as well as by individuals who opposed the war. We encourage participation by our former allies in South Vietnam but also offer the same participation to those who supported the government in Hanoi.

Similarly, we place equal importance upon preserving records relating to all aspects of the Vietnam War. It is as important to us to preserve the records of US veterans, military and civilian, who served in Southeast Asia as well as civilians active on the homefront to include the antiwar movement. We want to preserve a complete history of the war. To do otherwise would be a disservice to history.

In addition to the Vietnam Archive and its component projects, the Vietnam Center administers a number of special projects and events, including scholarships, outreach programs, and Conferences and Symposiums, as well as numerous publications, including the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter and the Modern Southeast Asia series in association with the Texas Tech University Press.

The Vietnam Center is also raising money for a new state-of-the-art facility that will house The Vietnam Center, Archive, and Museum. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit The Vietnam Center Building Site. If you are interested in supporting the Vietnam Center and Archive in other ways, you can contribute to our scholarships or you can donate artifacts and materials to The Vietnam Archive.

About the Archive

The Vietnam Archive mission is to collect and preserve the documentary record of the Vietnam War. The first collection received by the Archive – a package of letters from a Navy hospital corpsman to his family while serving in Vietnam – symbolizes our commitment to preserve the record of individuals and provide greater understanding of their experiences. While the Vietnam Archive continues this commitment as its primary objective, it has expanded its collection policy to include records of veterans’ organizations and scholars of the period as well as other individuals and organizations who share experiences from the war in Vietnam.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam [VA005624]

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the war on the United States and Southeast Asia.

The preservation of historical records provides the principal means for future generations to fully understand the past. Monuments call to mind significant events, but only records provide the basis for historical narratives, insight and understanding. In this way, the Vietnam Archive stands as a living memorial to all those who played some part in the nation’s “Vietnam experience.” Using the Archive, all those who are interested can study and better understand the people, places and events of this critical time in history.


The Archive accepts donations as small as a single item or as large as hundreds of boxes. Donations do not have to be organized and do not have to pertain to a famous person, event or organization. We accept papers, books, films, audio, moving images, and artifacts. If you are interested in donating to the Vietnam Archive, look for more information in our Information for Donors section.


There are two ways to conduct research using Vietnam Archive materials: in person and online, using the information provided in the Information for Researchers section and, more importantly, through the Virtual Vietnam Archive.


Contact information for all of the elements of the Vietnam Center and Archive is available. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for on this website, try our help page or site map.


Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veteran’s organizations and their members. The Veterans’ Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.

Information for Veterans

Reunions Attending/Attended


Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.

More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection



The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels – from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.

More Information about the Teachers’ Resources Web


Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.

More about the Vietnam Graffiti Project


The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.


In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

The Oral History Project

In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

The Virtual Vietnam Archive enables scholars, students and all others interested in this remarkable period in our world history to conduct research directly from universities, schools, libraries, and homes. Of equal importance, it will enable Vietnam veterans – those who actually served – to access records that might be of importance to them in their continuing efforts to understand their own experiences. It will facilitate the research and writing of participants’ memoirs, and will give high school and college students an important and authoritative source of information as they seek to understand the complexities of the Vietnam War.

When the Virtual Vietnam Archive project is complete, it will include a record for every item in the Vietnam Archive. All non-copyrighted items are available online, free of charge. The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections, and over 4 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive employees a number of full-time employees, and numerous part-time student workers, both graduate students and undergrads. Materials are digitized using a variety of equipment, including HP flatbed scanners, Fujitsu high-speed and flatbed scanners, an EPSON large bed scanner, Nikon slide scanner, HP large format scanner/plotter, Otari reel-to-reel and cassette digitization system, an Elmo 16mm film digitizer, and an 8mm film digitizer. Digitized materials are stored on three Dell servers, with backup copies stored onsite in a cold storage vault. The Virtual Vietnam Archive utilizes a relational database system (Cuadra Star) produced by Cuadra Associates.

Michael Ray Goode Collection

Institute of Museum and Library Services Primary funding for the Virtual Vietnam Archive has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the people and organizations who have made the Virtual Vietnam Archive possible.

Digital copies of materials in the Virtual Archive are available. See our pricing list and guidelines for more information.

For questions concerning the Virtual Vietnam Archive, contact us at 806-742-9010 or

Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723

Ongoing Exhibits:

Rick Vanderpool  – The Cross in America – Photography Series – ongoing

Greg Goodnight – Reclaiming the Land – Woodsculpture – through May
Donna Rose – A Walk in the Woods (new photography exhibit)  May – October 2017
West Texas Watercolor Society People’s Choice winners – Splash of Red – ongoing

Linda Adkins – Heirloom Jewelry Expressions


The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

Hours:  Monday-Friday  11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday    11:00am – 2:00pm
*We work next door in the shop and are happy to open the gallery anytime during the day.
Larry Simmons (806) 441-8564
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644

Artists:  Baron Batch, Lee Ware, Heidi Simmons, Val Williams, Benna Ellis, Texas Leatherworking, Barbara Beller, Renee Steger Simpson, Tony Greer
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.

Baron Batch originals and prints:


Thursday, September 21:  –

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
17th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-off
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Downtown Lubbock
Tickets:  are available now from, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  Or you may purchase tickets from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce 806.761.7000.  Advance tickets are $25 for adults. After 9/14, all tickets must be bought at the door: $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 – 10, and free for children 5 and under.

To inquire about teams or sponsorships, or to get more information about the BBQ, go to  or email or  Live music by Micky & The Motorcars and School of Rock.

Museum of Texas Tech University
Museum by Night:  The Art and Science of Wine and Pleasure
6:00pm – 9:00pm
3301 4th Street        806.742.2490

Saturday, September 23:  –

American Diabetes Association – Lubbock Chapter
Step Out:  Walk to Stop Diabetes
Mackenzie Park
301 Municipal Drive
Register today:  806.794.0691 x6139

Collecting funds to find a Cure!

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Fall Pops Concert
Sinatra and Beyond Featuring Tony DeSare
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

This year’s Fall POPS concert pays homage to one of the greatest performers to ever grace the stage, Mr. Frank Sinatra. Award winning singer/songwriter and pianist, Tony DeSare will be featured to play hits from “Old Blue Eyes” himself. Mr. DeSare has three billboard top ten jazz albums, and is bringing his fresh take on old school class to Lubbock. Be sure to join us for a night of classic hits, and old school cool, that you won’t want to miss.

Friday, September 29:  –

Cactus Theater
Small Town America Tour:  Seventh Day Slumber with special guests Manic Drive, Shonlock, Consumed by Fire, V. Rose and Spec
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  Balcony seats:  $   Floor Seats:  $;  Balcony Box Seats with refreshments:  $  Tickets may be purchased at this website:

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

Seventh Day Slumber, one of Christian music’s premiere rock bands is bringing a BIG CONCERT to SMALL TOWN AMERICA again this fall, back for a seventh rendition! Featuring huge, over-the-top production with pyro, cryo, lasers, and LED wall, we are all geared up to go where no CCM band has gone before – Smallville, USA!!

Not only that, but we are bringing the coolest, hottest special guests ever, Manic Drive, Shonlock, Consumed By Fire, V. Rose, and Spec.  Together we will bring an unadorned Gospel message, raw testimony from SDS lead singer Joseph Rojas that will curl your toes, and great music that will both rattle and inspire the soul.  With nearly a half million album sales, numerous TOP 10 singles, and over a decade of touring the world over, Seventh Day Slumber  is ready to raise the bar yet again with powerful music and ministry that is both affordable and impactful. People will remember the day Jesus came to visit!

Monday, October 2 – Sunday, October 8:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Lab Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
By Amy Herzog

Directed by Zach Dailey

Set against the idyllic backdrop of Parisian Christmastime, Amy Herzog’s Belleville examines the young picture-perfect marriage of expatriates Zack and Abby. The couple has recently moved to the French capital for two reasons: a fresh start for Abby, who has recently recovered from her mother’s death, and a prestigious job opportunity for Zack as a researcher for Doctors Without Borders. Their home is a top floor apartment in the hip neighborhood of Belleville, famous for its street art and city views. Yes, for the newlyweds, it seems the sky’s the limit.


But not all is well in the City of Love (or is it the City of Lights?). Winner of the 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award and a Finalist for the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Herzog’s thrilling piece is a new spin on the age-old question: when you lay your head down at night, who truly is the person lying next to you?

Language; partial nudity

Wednesday, October 11:  –

Blue Light
Corey Smith Live in Lubbock
10:00pm  Doors open at 9:00pm
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  $22.00 (includes $2.00 service charge)  21 and up  Tickets can be purchased here:

Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums.  Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is.  He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record.  Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the projects. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live release, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.”  In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his most recent album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,” which was released on Sugar Hill Records.  Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and is working on new music for his next project.

Thursday, October 12:  –

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Lyle Talking:  An Evening of Conversation with Lyle Lovett
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets

Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or

TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk

Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett will offer insights about his creative process and offer his fans and followers stories from a recording and performing life spanning thirty years.

In a unique program, singer, songwriter, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett will be in conversation with Paul Allen Hunton, General Manager of Texas Tech Public Media, to offer insights about his creative process and stories from a recording and performing life spanning thirty years. Four-time Grammy winner, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that includes 14 memorable albums. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. He has a specific gift for storytelling and for offering us some of the most unforgettable song lyrics: “If I Had a Boat,” “L.A. County,” and “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” to name a few. This program of conversation will offer his fans and followers an intimate look at one of America’s musical treasures.


Food for the Hungry
Air1 Positive Hits Tour
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets: or 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  Tickets are priced $25.00, $32.75, $43.50, and VIP $57.50 (prices include service charges).


The reserved VIP seat tickets ($57.50) include a Q&A with Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells & Gawvi at 530pm – 6pm, VIP Laminate Pass & Lanyard (Receive at show),  Early Venue Entry at 5pm and a $5 voucher valid on Official Air 1 Tour Merchandise (Must purchase $25 or more).

Featuring GRAMMY® nominees Skillet and Britt Nicole,American Idol alum Colton Dixon, and special guests Tauren Wells and GAWVI.


Saturday, October 14:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
National Golden Spur Award Dinner
TTU McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
2521 17th Street  (17th Street and University Avenue)
Tickets:  $100 general admission or $75 for NRHC members are available by contacting Vicki Quinn-Williams by email,, or by phone, 806.834.0469

The ranching and livestock industries have chosen Glenn Blodgett to receive the 2017 National Golden Spur Award.  “This award recognizes that a single individual has earned notable respect and admiration from peers within the industry,” Campbell (Executive Director of NRHC) said.

Johnny Trotter, a past president of the American Quarter Horse Association, said, “When you talk about Dr. Blodgett, you have to talk about credibility. The horse business is more of a reputation-based business than it is just a horse-trading business.”

Blodgett, a native of Spearman, received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and his degree in veterinary medicine from the Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

He was named Equine Practitioner of the Year in 1990 by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association after being cited as a driving force behind the Texas Racing Commission’s adoption of medical rules, policies and procedures.

Blue Light
Turnpike Troubadours Street Show with Red Shahan, Dalton Domino and Bri Bagwell
7:30pm; Gates open at 6:30pm
Buddy Holly Avenue by the Blue Light
Tickets:  Tickets to this event will be $30 at the gate or $25 with fees on this site in advance for 21 and up. There will be 250 available tickets for minors (18-20 years of age) for $30 online and $35 at the gate.   Purchase tickets here:


Line-up starting at 7:30pm Bri Bagwell, Dalton Domino, Turnpike Troubadours


Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Directed by Bill Gelber.  As the soldiers return to Messina to take up their civilian lives, the after-shocks of the war affect them and the people they care about.  Benedick and Beatrice, former lovers, swear they will never reconcile, while their friends make other plans for them.  Claudio, battle weary, wonders if Hero will have him for a husband  don John bitterly plots trouble for them all, while the bumbling town guards may or may not foil his evil scheme.  Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is also a bittersweet battle of the sexes.

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22:  –

The Peddler Show
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Friday:  12:00pm – 6:00pm; Saturday:  9:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday:  11:00am – 4:00pm
Tickets:  $7.00 for Adults; Children 12 and under are free

The Peddler Show returns to the South Plains October 20th – 22nd for a unique shopping experience! At this one-of-a-kind Fall Market you can shop from talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country! Start getting your home ready for Halloween with handmade home décor, and find the latest in fall fashions! Where else can you find anything and everything you need AND get it customized and personalized onsite? Nowhere! Come check out The Perfect Street of Shops, it’s THE Texas Shopping Tradition…It’s The Peddler Show in Lubbock!

Saturday, October 21:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
Junior Rough Riders Fall Corral
10:00am – 12:00pm
3121 4th Street
Free to NRHC members; $5 for non-members

Wednesday, November 8 – Saturday, November 11:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Fall Dance Festival
Creative Movement Center
Southwest Corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre Avenues just north of the Petroleum Engineering Building

Fall Dance Festival is an evening of original dance pieces by Texas Tech University student choreographers.

Friday, November 10:  –

Rush Concerts
Casting Crowns – The Very Next Thing Tour with special guest Zach Williams
7:00pm; doors open at 6:00pm
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:   $25-$70

Monday, November 13 – Sunday, November 19:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Next to Normal
Lab Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)

Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey; music by Tom Kitt

Directed by Katie Hahn

The Goodmans are the perfect family…or so it appears. The winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey is a powerhouse rock musical that takes an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Matriarch Diana has battled manic depression for sixteen years, all while trying to hold her family of four together with the help of her husband Dan. When a new psychiatrist enters her life, Diana is forced to confront the break deep within her being and distinguish what separates disease from reality. As Diana descends farther into despair, her family must grapple with the fallout in such a way that demands the question: “Who’s crazy-the one who’s uncured? Or maybe the one who’s endured?”


Friday, November 17:  –

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
The SteelDrivers
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets

Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or

TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk

2016 Grammy Award winner for Best Bluegrass Album  “They’re a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band and they are brilliant.”  Adele

Only Nashville, Tennessee, where tradition and innovation intersect, where commerce collides with art, could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans –each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town’s commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply “an incredible combination.”

Since the release of The SteelDrivers (2008) and Reckless (2010), The SteelDrivers have been nominated for three Grammys, four IBMA awards and the Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year and they won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for The Muscle Shoals Recordings. They were presented the International Bluegrass Music Association’s award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009. That same year the band spent a week in Georgia as part of the cast in the movie “Get Low”. The movie, that starred Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray, featured a soundtrack that included four tunes by The ‘Drivers. In 2011 the English pop star Adele began performing the SteelDriver song “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” in her live performances. Her opinion of The SteelDrivers is: “They’re a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band and they are brilliant.” They have been invited to perform on numerous radio and TV shows ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to NPR’s Mountain Stage to the Conan O’Brien show.

Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
We are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

In the present day, an acting troupe comes together to create a performance about the little-known decimation of the Herero people in turn-of-the-century colonial Africa.  As they stumble through their increasingly charged rehearsals, the performers begin to unravel the thorny know of race and power that reaches from Sudwestafrika to modern America.  At turns darkly comedic, wildly theatrical, and deeply moving, We are Proud to Present…explores how the echoes of a forgotten history reverberate with us today.

Adult content, including racialized language and violent situations

Directed by Jess Jou.  By Jacki Sibblies Drury

Saturday, December 2:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
Junior Rough Riders Winter Corral
10:00am – 12:00pm
3121 4th Street
Free to NRHC members; $5 for non-members

Friday, December 8 – Saturday, December 9:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
39th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
6:00 – 9:00pm
3121 4th Street
Free event; donations accepted

Visitors to Candlelight at the Ranch will step into a “living Christmas card” as volunteer Ranch Hosts dress in period appropriate clothing and recreate Christmas scenes in 15 historic structures dating from the 1780’s to the 1950’s.


Wednesday, December 20:  –

Celebrity Attractions
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Lubbock Municipal Auditoriu
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:  806.770.2000,, or any select-a-seat outlet center

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.  Script adaptation by Robert Penola.  Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.


“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks.  All elements © and TM under license to Character Arts, LLC.



LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas presents:

Clay on the Wall: National Juried Exhibition

LHUCA (Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts) is working on this exciting project with Texas Tech Professor of Art, Juan Granados. Professor Granados is the founding director of the nationally acclaimed “Clay on the Wall”. The 2017 Call for Entry represents the 21st exhibition since its inception in the mid-90’s. We encourage both emerging and established artists to submit artworks using the wall as a primary means of artistic exploration. The works may be modular, with the composition extending to floor or ceiling. There is no size limit, but each component is restricted in weight to no more than 35 lbs. The artwork may include multimedia elements, such as sound and/or lights that are vital to the expression of the artist’s creative imagination.

Open call: To all artists living in the United States, 18 years and older. All work must be predominantly made of clay and delivered ready to hang on the wall. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Size Limits: There are no size limitations for work, but each piece may not exceed a total weight of 35 lbs.

Eligibility: Artists must be at least 18 years of age

Entry fee: $35 for up to three entries (each entry can have up to three images)

Entry deadline: October 25, 2017

Notification date: November 3, 2017

All artists will be notified via email.

Delivery deadline: November 17, 2017

Return shipping: Week of February 5, 2018


Exhibition dates: December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery at LHUCA

All selected work must remain on view in the gallery until the close of the exhibition.

Opening receptions: December 1, 2017 and January 5, 2018, during First Friday Art Trail, 6 – 9 pm

Cash prizes:

1st place: $600

2nd place: $300

3rd place: $150

3 Honorable Mentions @ $50 each

About the Juror: Glen R. Brown is Professor of Art History at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He received an M.A. in Art Criticism from The State University of New York, Stony Brook. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University. Elected to membership in the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland, Brown has written extensively about contemporary and historical ceramics. His publications have appeared in more than 30 different journals, including Ceramics: Art and Perception; Céramica; American Ceramics; Ceramics Monthly; American Craft; Sculpture; Ceramics Technical; Temperature; Sculpture (Beijing); Ceramic Review; Kerameiki Techni; The NCECA Journal; and World Sculpture News.


  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All work must be ready to hang.
  • No substitution for accepted artworks will be allowed.
  • Artist is responsible for shipping work to and from LHUCA. Prepaid return shipping must accompany artwork upon delivery.
  • Work without prepaid return shipping will not be hung and will be stored at LHUCA until arrangements are made for the return of the work.
  • LHUCA staff will handle all sales of artwork and will charge a 35% commission.
  • Artwork will be insured while at LHUCA but not during transit.
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit.
  • Even if the work is not for sale, the artist must provide a value for the art for our insurance purposes.
  • In the event of damage while on our premises, LHUCA will purchase the work, retaining the 35% commission fee and paying the artist 65% of the purchase price.
  • LHUCA will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping.
  • Work must not be shipped using peanuts
  • For packaging, we recommend you double box artworks, wrapped in foam pads and thick layers of bubble wrap and allow 4 – 6 inches of padding space for your work.
  • In the event the hardware provided by the artist fails and a piece is damaged, the artist is responsible for loss.
  • Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes.

Selected work will be shipped with prepaid return shipping to:


Attn: Linda Cullum

511 Ave K

Lubbock, Texas 79401

  • Work without prepaid return shipping will not be hung and will be stored

at LHUCA until arrangements are made for the return of the work.

If you have questions, contact Linda Cullum, Curator

806 762-8606



About Clay on the Wall:

The Clay on the Wall national juried exhibition concept was originally created by internationally recognized ceramic artist, Professor Juan Granandos of Texas Tech University in the mid-1990s. This exhibition has been held at various locations, including Eastern Washington University, Kansas State University and Texas Tech University.

About LHUCA:

Founded in 1997, LHUCA is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Its mission is to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community. First Friday Art Trail, organized by LHUCA, is a community-wide event that draws up to 4,000 people each month. This popular event has been held for the past 12 years.

Located in the heart of the Lubbock Cultural District, LHUCA has a unique four-block campus that offers exciting spaces for arts enrichment including four visual art galleries, a 159-seat theatre, a state-of-the-art clay facility (the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio), and flexible education and meeting spaces.

LHUCA’s galleries are free to the public. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday.





To celebrate Constitution Day and the 20th Anniversary of The Remnant Trust, Inc., Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. will present a public lecture on September 21, 2017, with special guest re-enactors.


The Remnant Trust, Inc. formed a partnership with Texas Tech University in 2014. This partnership makes The Remnant Trust Collection available to the campus and the public to gain hands-on access to the collection and help The Remnant Trust further its mission and continue its work with colleges, universities, and other institutions.


The lecture will feature nationally acclaimed re-enactors of our founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton:

  • Thomas Jefferson portrayed by William Barker,, and
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ian Rose,


The lecture will include a lively dialogue with Jefferson and Hamilton about our Constitution and will provide details about the new exhibit that will open to the public on September 21st at The Museum of Texas Tech University.


The exhibit will feature books dating as early as 1542 and written by several renowned authors, including:

  • Aristotle, Libri Politici, 1543
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1836, 2nd Edition
  • John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, Cato’s Letters, 1721, 2nd Edition
  • Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist, Volume II, 1788, 1st Edition
  • Magna Carta, 1542
  • The Columbian Magazine, Constitution of the United States, 1787



DATE:  Thursday, September 21, 2017

TIME:  5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  Red Raider Ballroom, Student Union, Texas Tech University

PARKING:  R11 (Located at the Northeast Corner of 18th Street and Boston Avenue, Behind the Student Union)

COST:  Free and open to the public

NOTE:  Please come early, seating is limited


In addition to the public lecture, Jefferson and Hamilton will also be featured on a local radio show interview, at a Rotary luncheon, at a performance with Q&A at Coronado High School for students and faculty, and on an interview on KTTZ-TV.


The Remnant Trust, Inc. is a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of manuscripts, first edition, and early works dealing with the themes of individual liberty and human dignity. Believing that great ideas belong to everyone, The Trust makes its world class collection, known as The Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum, available for use in original form. Those exposed are encouraged to touch, feel and read the originals.  Learn more about The Remnant Trust, Inc. at

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