On View

Located in the 1880s-era Humphris-Humphreys house in the heart of Marfa, the Marfa and Presidio County Museum considers all aspects of the region’s past. The museum presents its history starting from the beginning with the area’s geology and goes on to include information about the Native American presence, the arrival of the Spanish, Anglo settlement, the railroad, mining, the rise of ranching, the military, movie-making and so much more. Nine galleries of artifacts, clothing, memorabilia, text and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection document how the people who lived here shaped this community and this land. Encountering these items – as mundane as a senior class ring or a bride’s dainty wedding slippers and as extraordinary as a Conquistador’s stirrup or metates worn smooth by centuries of grinding – helps the visitor understand the context of this area and how it came to be what it is today.