Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex Presents Spring in the Village

Spring in the village
March 7, 2014

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Media contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275

WACO, Texas (March 8, 2014) – In celebration of March as the month of Texas’ independence, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will offer special events and activities from 1 to 3 p.m. every day during Spring Break, March 10 through 14, in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.

Trey Crumpton, manager of the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village, said each day’s activities will be focused on the theme of settling in Texas.

“People are usually looking for fun things to do with their families and friends during spring break,” he said. “Our five days of activities will bring the past alive and show what it was like to be a settler in Texas in the mid-19th century.”

“We have noticed that people of all ages enjoy learning and playing together, and we know everyone will find activities that appeal to them during the week,” he said.

The schedule of activity topics is:

March 10 - Cooking

March 11 - Fabric and Dyes

March 12 - Stories and Games

March 13 - Planting the Garden

March 14 - Blacksmithing and Cattle Branding

Crumpton said that each activity or demonstration will be led by museum staff or volunteers, but “the whole point is that visitors participate in the fun.”

All activities and events are included in the price of admission, which is $6 for adults; $4 for children 18 months to 12 years; and $5 for seniors (age 65 and older) and is free to museum members and Baylor students. The Mayborn Museum Complex is at 1300 S. University Parks.

For more information, call the museum at (254) 710-1110 or visit its website by clicking here.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition, 17 themed discovery rooms encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

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