Holiday Showcase 2010

Holiday ShowcaseOn Tuesday, December 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History will host a Holiday Showcase! Browse through our gift shop & museum galleries, visit with authors and artists, and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.

From 5:30-6:30 pm, the pioneer Texas music group Sweet Strings on the Brazos will perform. Sweet Strings on the Brazos is a local group that enjoys playing traditional music on stringed folk instruments. The group includes a number of dulcimer players, as well as others who play instruments such as the mandolin, autoharp, and guitar.

From 6:30-7:30 pm, the early music group Heartsease will perform holiday music from Elizabethan England and beyond, on replicas of period instruments including lute, cittern, recorders, octave spinet, viol, and bandora. Did you know that “Greensleeves” was already fitted out with holiday words in Shakespeare’s day or that “The Coventry Carol” was a piece that Henry VII’s daughter Elizabeth likely heard when she was growing up?

Don’t miss these wonderful musical performances and a chance to chat with noted authors such as: Dr. Jimmie Killingsworth, Dr. Gentry Steele, Dr. James Dixon, Jeff Carroll, and more! We will also have a variety of talented local artists on hand to answer questions about their art items on sale for the Holidays.

Please join us for this free Holiday event at the Museum!