Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Ends December 11th


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Eastland County Museum presents, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy as their next exhibit, opening Thursday, November 4. The exhibit will run through Saturday, December 11.

Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is a collection of photographs by famed photographer Bill Wittliff (same photographer of the Lonesome Dove exhibit recently at the Museum) taken during his visit in the early 1970’s to a northern Mexico ranch where vaqueros still worked cattle in the traditional ways. Wittliff captured a way of life that now only exists in memory and in photographs such as in this exhibition.

The exhibit not only includes photographs but bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking wild horses in the saddle.

The exhibit, created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library at Texas State University in San Marcos, is presented in partnership with Humanities, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the NEH.

Museum Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Weather permitting)

114 South Seaman St., Eastland