Who we are
The Briscoe-Garner Museum is dedicated to sharing the remarkable lives and legacies of two of the most influential 20th century political leaders from the Lone Star State: Vice President “Cactus” Jack Garner and Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Many prominent politicians have gathered at Ettie and John Nance Garner’s home, a National Historic Landmark designed by Atlee Ayres and built in 1920. As a museum, the Garner home offers a place for students, families, scholars, and history enthusiasts to learn about the significant impact of two of Uvalde’s native sons.
Look forward to our monthly Collection Spotlight posts as well as information on our current and upcoming projects, exhibitions, and events.
Our regularly scheduled programs include Lunch and Learn held on the third Thursday of every month at noon.
Our annual events include:
- April: Celebrate Governor Briscoe’s birthday with us in April
- July: Join us on Independence Day for an open house. Visit with friends and family for performances, activities, and fun.
- November: Vice President Garner’s birthday is a big deal—it used to bring politicians and VIPs from around the world to Uvalde
- Exhibition featuring selections from the Briscoe Center’s Winedale Quilt Collection