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Museum Hosts Dr. Tyra Manning Book Signing

Posted by GainesFOM on November 27, 2016 at 7:40 PM
Throughout her 40-year career, Seminole native Dr. Tyra Manning dreamed of bringing hope to people struggling with mental illness. That dream is becoming a reality with the publication of "Where the Water Meets the Sand," which describes the devastation of losing a loved one, the time that Dr. Manning spent in a psychiatric hospital, and the love and support that enabled her to persevere ...
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Sally Davis Takes Museum Post

Posted by GainesFOM on September 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Davis Takes Museum Post

By Sam Holbrooks

Mrs. Sally Davis, a lifelong resident of Seminole, has moved into the office once occupied by outgoing Gaines County Museum Director, Roy Barnes, who left the position after eight years.

Born in Post, Texas, Mrs. Davis was only three months old when her family moved to Seminole, where she would receive her primary and secondar...

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FOM Members Attend Corpus Christi Conference

Posted by GainesFOM on May 19, 2016 at 11:45 PM

F.O.M. Members Attend Corpus Christi TAM Conference

By Sam Holbrooks

Representing both the Gaines Gaines Museum (Seminole division) and the non-profit Friends of the Gaines County Museum, six Seminole residents travelled to Corpus Christi on April 6-8 for the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Museums (TAM). While some TAM business is conducted at the annual conference, the three-day event serv...

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F.O.M. Re-Elects Board for 2016

Posted by GainesFOM on April 14, 2016 at 3:35 PM

F.O.M. Re-elect Executive Board

 

By Sam Holbrooks

 

The Friends of the Gaines County Museum, Seminole Division, held it's first meeting of the new year, and the first of three slated for 2015, at the Gaines County Musem Tuesday evening. The group enters its seventh year of activity since its formation.

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"Digging For Dinosaurs"

Posted by GainesFOM on January 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM

The museum found the secret to getting kids to use a toothbrush last week as the second session of the "Paleontology II; Digging For Dinosaurs" summer program for children continued July 8-10. One young Gaines County pre-history enthusiast cleans and prepares the bones of his miniature Brachiasaurus for assembly. The third session of the popular summer program, funded by the Friends of the Gaines County Museum, ran August 12-14 at the museum.

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Museum Administrators, FOM Members Attend San Angelo Workshop

Posted by GainesFOM on March 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM


On June 18, several officers and members of the Friends of the Museum attended a workshop at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The day-long event was sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission's Heritage Trails program in partnership with the Texas Association of Museums (TAM)....

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Gaines County Museum Joins Chamber

Posted by GainesFOM on March 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM

The Friends of the Gaines County Museum, Seminole division, celebrated its official entry into the Seminole area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 13, 2013.  Doing the honors on behalf of the group is F.O.M. President, Paul Elam.

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Gaines County Group Travels to Peru

Posted by GainesFOM on September 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM

A group of Gaines County residents travelled with Museum Director Roy Lynn Barnes and wife

Bea to Peru from July 22 to August 2.  The highlight of the adventure was a journey to the lost ruins

of the Incas at Machu Picchu, standing more than 9,000 ft. above sea level. The group included

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Badges provide new fund raising opportunity

Posted by GainesFOM on March 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

With the acquisition of new badge-making equipment, the Friends of the Museum may now provide a new service to the public, and an attractive new source of revenue for the museum. From the whimsical to something more market oriented, the museum can fill any order, whether it's a single custom button for someone special, or larger quantities for upcoming business or community events. Proceeds from the sale of these custom butt...

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Museum Hosts Dr. Tyra Manning Book Signing

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SEMINOLE AUTHOR RETURNS TO UNVEIL NEW BOOK AT THE MUSEUM

Throughout her 40-year career, Seminole native Dr. Tyra Manning dreamed of bringing hope to people struggling with mental illness. That dream is becoming a reality with the publication of "Where the Water Meets the Sand," which describes the devastation of losing a loved one, the time that Dr. Manning spent in a psychiatric hospital, and the love and support that enabled her to persevere through the darkest times.

Those who ...

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