Not too long ago, I read about an exhibit at the Bullock State History Museum over at Frontier Partisans. Yes, a guy in Texas heard about an exhibit in Texas from a guy in Oregon. I’ve got to start paying better attention.
Anyway, I managed to get away over Spring Break a few weeks ago to see the exhibit. I’d like to thank Jim Cornelius for putting it on my radar.I wanted to make sure I had enough time to see everything, so I decided to stay overnight and catch the exhibit the next morning when the museum opened. I popped a Tom Russell CD in the player to set the mood and hit the road.
Not only was the exhibit great, but I saw some other great exhibits, visited some small town cemeteries, ate some great Mexican food, spent way too much time and money in second hand bookstores, and should get at least six blog posts out of the trip. (The first one on the Frank Frazetta exhibit is here.)
The exhibit I went to see was in the rotunda, which you can see in the photo on the left. It’s on the level with the top row windows. Much of the lighting was from the Sun shining in, so some of the pictures that follow will have some contrast to them. I apologize for the glare in some of the photos, as I was not able to get a clear shot because of the lighting.
Also, this is an extremely long post. My intention here is to allow anyone who would have liked to see the exhibit but wasn’t able to attend to experience as much of the exhibit as possible. I’ve tried to summarize the information in a coherent fashion. Continue reading