MARFA & PRESIDIO COUNTY MUSEUM
Lonesome railroad water stop. Bustling county seat. Military outpost. Ranching country. Movie setting. Art destination. Since its inception in 1883, the little town of Marfa, Texas, situated on the high grassland plain of the northern Chihuahuan Desert, has developed its fascinating, unique character from the cultures, events and people who’ve congregated here. The Marfa and Presidio County Museum tells the history of how this community, and the county at large, is the sum of its diverse and disparate elements, a lively interspersion of Hispanics and Anglos, art and ranching, good times and bad, beauty and isolation.
The museum was established in 1980, thanks to a community dedicated to preserving, contemplating and presenting its past. What has evolved is an authentic glimpse into Marfa and Presidio County, a town and region unlike anywhere else.