There’s a new exhibit telling the story of horse-drawn vehicles at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.
Executive Director Dr. Deborah Cowman says it centers around a unique, hand-made miniature set of nearly two dozen horse-drawn vehicles originally owned by California’s Knotts Berry Farm.
She says it was on display there for many years until an Aggie bought it for the University initially, but it eventually wound up at her museum where this new exhibit began, based around it.
Cowman says they then added three full-sized vehicles, partnering with Dennis Moore of the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, Texas, loaning a beautiful 19th Century open-air surrey like was used in 2010 remake of the movie, True Grit with Jeff Bridges.
Cowman invites you to experience it and other unique items, like a National Museum of Funeral History-donated, hand-carved, 19th century horse-drawn hearse.
If you love horses, Cowman promises you’ll love this exhibit.
Horse Power: The Story of Horse-Drawn Vehicles continues on display through January 13th, at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in the Brazos Center. For more, visit brazosvalleymuseum.org, or call 979-776-2195.