The Midland Community Theatre plans, performs, and produces numerous plays throughout the year. Adding significantly to the arts scene in Midland, Broadway musicals as well as smaller plays in any one of three different facilities. As one of the largest community theater groups in the United States, volunteers as well as paid professionals all contribute to making each performance a success. The Community Theatre puts on Summer Mummers as a fundraiser, and also provides various classes on acting and dance for both children and adults.
Unlike any other library, the Haley Memorial Library and History Center is truly a mecca for historians and writers interested in the West. This research facility contains volumes found nowhere else detailing life in the West for early settlers. A number of different authors and historians have used the research center to add detailed and accurate information to stories or accounts. So even if you aren't planning on writing a novel anytime soon, you should still stop in to learn a little something about the history of the west that helped to shape the psyche of the United States.
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that the Bush presidencies changed the course of the nation and of the world. This house was home to the Bush family during the formative years of George W. Bush's life. Although altered since the Bush family moved out, the home has been restored to its original 1950s style. Many artifacts from the era have been placed around the home to show visitors exactly what a home from the 1950s was like. Visitor information is located in houses adjacent to the site so the entire home can be historically restored. Two presidents and two governors lived in the house, and one has to wonder whether there was something in the water.
3600 N. Garfield Street Midland, TX 79705 +1 432 685 4770
The McCormick Gallery, housed in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the campus of Midland College features works from student and non-student artists in its halls. The art decorates the hallways of the buildings and the works are changed regularly. Works include those part of the studio 3600 series in which student artists are spotlighted and can show some of their best and most formative works.
For those of you interested in the petroleum industry, the Petroleum Museum is the place to visit when in Midland. This is the premiere museum of its kind and traces the history of the men and women who first helped to make the industry such a success. The facility houses murals and dioramas, and a special section on the relationship between transportation and petroleum and includes a real racecar. Every other year, the museum inducts members into its hall of fame, the likes of which include George H.W. Bush. With a gift store and summer camps for kids, there is always something to learn or see at the Petroleum Museum.
2909 University Boulevard Odessa, TX 79762 +1 432 550 9696
Containing three different galleries, the Ellen Noel Art Museum brings art to the people in Odessa. With a total space of almost 20,000 square feet (6096 square meters), each room has a different atmosphere to highlight and show off different and unique types of art. With both permanent and ever-changing exhibits, the quality of art is sure to be high. The museum first opened in 1985 and has been providing access to art to visitors and residents alike ever since. Classes and camps for adults and children are available through the non-profit museum.
4919 East University Avenue Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 363 7737
Dedicated to those men (and one day women) who have taken the oath of office for presidency of the United States, the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library is the only one of its kind. Created after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, citizens of Odessa aimed to bring extra dignity back to the office. The library and museum contain information on each of the presidents and many documents and paraphernalia relating to their lives and time in office.
The Museum of the Southwest is more than just a museum, it houses three different unique buildings as well as a sculpture garden on the museum grounds. The art museum is always free and has over 12,000 works to its name with a focus on Southwestern and Native American art. The children's museum allows youngsters to interact with art in new and interesting ways, including drawing while on their backs like how Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel. Exhibits range from Cubism, to Surrealism, to Pop Art and make learning about art and art history fun! The final building houses a planetarium sure to open up new experiences and ways to view the world to all who attend.
Celebrating and remembering the men and women who were connected to the aircrafts of World War II is what the American Airpower Heritage Museum does best. The museum is a great way to learn about the history of the war that changed the course of human history forever. Permanent exhibits include nose art panels with pin-up like images, a Veterans Wall of Honor, and an American Combat Airman Hall of Fame. The museum also has a large collection of oral histories and encourages all aviation veterans of World War II to tell their story before it is too late. A library completes the grounds and summer camps are held for the children of the area.
The Midland County Historical Museum was founded in 1932 and aims to promote the study of Midland County. Artifacts and histories go all the way back to the days Indians, pioneers, through the Civil War, and the World Wars. The collection is located in the Midland County Library and is free to the public. Guided tours are available upon request.
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