Uncovering History

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Dining room moulding and guest bathroom tile. 


Restoration and Renovation

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Scharbauer History Center, Kentucky Derby Gallery. Rendering: Ralph Appelbaum Associates. 


Juliette and Fred Turner, Jr. Memorial Art Museum

The Turner Memorial Art Museum is comprised of the historic Turner Mansion and its 1987 addition, the Lissa Noel Wagner Wing.  Overall, the gallery includes six frequently rotating exhibition spaces.  The Turner Mansion was recognized in 1988 as a registered historic place and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum


The Durham Children's Museum offers a  variety of hands-on, interactive exhibitions that create an exciting learning experience for children of all ages. Museum guests can get interactive in the Paint Zone with Paintasaurus, a free-form painting and exhibition area for all ages. MSW and local educators are working in tandem to present My Vision, My Museum, an ongoing exhibition illustrating how Midland's youth envision their ideal Children's Museum. And in collaboration with Midland Need to Read and First 5 Permian Basin, guests are encouraged to take a book and leave a book at our Little Free Library in the lobby, complete with a bookmark-making station to customize your new book.

Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium

The Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium offers daily star talks and full-dome high definition shows in the Helen Greathouse Educational Discovery Dome, featuring the state-of-the-art Digistar 5 planetarium system with 3D capabilities. CLICK HERE for a schedule of dome shows.  The Blakemore Planetarium also has an exhibition space and the Frances & Jack Brown Science Center, a multi-media classroom available for facility rentals

Visitors to the Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium also have the opportunity to watch live interviews with astronauts on the space station, see live rocket launches from around the world and learn the latest news from NASA and other space agencies on a large 65-inch Sony television, courtesy of Best Buy.

Sculpture Garden

The sculpture garden, located on the grounds of the Museum of the Southwest, is open to the public for self-led tours and picnics.  There are 15 permanent sculptures with various additions throughout the year.  

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Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701