Blog

Go Back in Time and Meet Mark Francis During an Exhibit Dedicated to the Famous Paleontologist

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History has announced its exclusive in-house exhibit, Fossil Fever: The Legacy of Mark Francis. Check it out for yourself this Saturday, November 23rd!

This exhibit, designed by Dr. Rebecca Ingram, museum curator, highlights the contributions of Dr. Mark Francis, the story of the A&M Museum, and specimens from the museum’s collection. It also displays fossils and artifacts borrowed from the Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collections, The Veterinary Collections of the Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library, the Francis Family, the S.M. Tracy Herbarium, and Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.

Francis was a well-known figure at Texas A&M University. Starting in 1888, he was the school’s first professor of veterinary science and a leading researcher in the fight against Texas Fever. Alongside his many accomplishments in veterinary medicine, Francis was a self-taught paleontologist who collected numerous Texas fossils, forming the basis of the first museum at the A&M College of Texas.

This in-house exhibit explores the life and work of Francis, highlighting his lasting contributions to Texas A&M, his discoveries in paleontology, and the story of the A&M Museum. Visitors to this exclusive exhibit will explore antique veterinary equipment, ancient fossils, and rarely seen historic images of Texas A&M.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. The Museum strives to stimulate understanding of the dynamic relationships between the people and their natural environment and to encourage responsible stewardship of all-natural resources.

Learn more about one of Texas A&M’s most prolific figures during Fossil Fever: The Legacy of Mark Francis. Admission to the exhibit ranges from $3.50 to $5. For more information about the museum and Fossil Fever, visit www.brazosvalleymuseum.org.

Our team at Hunters Point Apartments in College Station, Texas recognizes the truth in this old saying: variety is the spice of life! Spice up your weekly routine by making plans to attend this event on Saturday.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 23, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802

Latest Blogs