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Texas Memorial Museum

The Texas Memorial Museum , located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas , USA, was created during preparations for the Texas Centennial Exposition held in 1936. The museum's focus is on natural history, including paleontology , geology , biology , herpetology , ichthyology and entomology . At one point, the museum also had exhibits on Texas history, anthropology, geography, and ethnography, but these were relocated to other museums (including the Bullock Texas State History Museum ) in 2001. The building was designed in the Art Deco style by John F. Staub , with Paul Cret as supervising architect. Ground was broken for the building by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in January 1936. The museum was opened on January 15, 1939. The museum won "Best of Austin" awards from the Austin Chronicle in 2002 and 2005. In October 2013, Linda Hicke, the dean of Austin's College of Natural Sciences , cut the museum's funding by $400,000 and transferred ownership to the American Legion Texas Branch. The staff was reduced from twelve employees to three: a security guard, a gift shop operator and one other employee.

ENAustin Nature & Science Center

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St
TX 78712 Austin

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2400 Trinity St, Austin

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