From prehistoric times to 1951, the Colorado River plunged over the falls at this location on its romp to the Gulf of Mexico. The falls, just upriver from the present Hwy 281 bridge, were covered by the waters of Lake Marble Falls after Max Starcke Dam was built in 1951.
Exhibits and Events for 2017
We are pleased to announce our exhibit and event schedule for the rest of 2017. Please check back for times and dates.
MAY Exhibit: Native Americans - New bison skull and Native American artifacts on display through June Mini-exhibit: Graduation
JUNE Mini-exhibit: Summer at the Lake
JULY Event: Founders Day - Presentations on bison skull and town monument Mini-exhibit: Town Monument Time Capsule
AUGUST Mini-exhibit: Back to School
SEPTEMBER Exhibit opening: Marble Falls Sports Mini-exhibit: Marble Falls Football
OCTOBER Mini-exhibit: Archeology
NOVEMBER Event: Veterans Day program Exhibit: Uniforms of Marble Falls Veterans Mini-exhibit: World War I
DECEMBER Event: Victorian Christmas - open house Mini-exhibit: Christmas celebrations
You've got to come see how the Museum looks now! Over the past few months, the first floor has been completely rearranged. We've pulled our antique display cases out into the center hall and stocked them with all kinds of historical artifacts, many on display for the first time.
Exhibit Halls The hall itself is lined with new exhibits and leads to three more updated exhibit halls. In the Featured Exhibit hall there is a splendid new display of Native American arrowheads and artifacts from Dr. Tom Hester, a 2016 addition to the Board. For an overview of all our displays, please see the EXHIBITS page.
Main Hall In the main hall, there's new paint, restored flooring, hanging boards, and banners. We're grateful to the Rotary Club for help with the painting and to David Baltz and Tom Geiling for the great job on the floors. By the way, the new floor outside the Women's room is made from the flooring of the old MFHS basketball court.
The new hanging system solves some of the problems of drilling into the daunting mass of granite and stucco that forms the museum's walls. It lets us show more of our collection of historical art and scenes from Marble Falls' past. The hanging banners make the hallway seem larger and show where the exhibits are.
Front Entry At the front entry, the most noticeable change is the steep front steps have been replaced by a spacious entry porch. Now we have a wheelchair ramp with a railing and room to turn into the front door. The old granite steps were reused so as to preserve the original street facade.
The new front porch has a recessed area for an array of sixty 12-inch memorial squares. The memorials are made of Sunset Red granite slabs and engraved with names of honorees.
Native Plants In the front yard, we still have the native plant gardens and Monarch waystation, thanks to the volunteers in the Native Plant Society.
New Sign It's been there since December, but to some our massive new granite sign facing the city may come as a something new. The slab of Sunset Red granite was harvested from a local scrap pile, transported, engraved, and mounted outside the Museum. There is a new flagpole next to it, courtesy of MFISD.
Mormon Mill Exhibit Inside the front door, visitors will notice that the welcome desk has been moved to the other side, next to the souvenir stand and water fountain. This has made way for a new addition, an extraordinary new exhibit on Mormon Mill.
The frame was assembled by Ken McBride using antique planks and traditional mortise and tenon techniques. A genuine, operational mill stone has been mounted on the frame and the shelves are lined with historic photos and artifacts from the Mormon settlement of Texas. Both the exhibit and the front entry improvements were made possible by generous donations from members of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Marble Falls and Cedar Park Stakes.
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