December 18, 2013

Briscoe-Garner Museum a UT gem off the beaten path


The next time you’re driving west of San Antonio, I encourage you to stop and visit a little-known UT treasure, the Briscoe-Garner Museum in Uvalde. It was the home of John Nance Garner, who served as President Franklin Roosevelt’s first vice president, from 1933 to 1941. UT’s Briscoe Center for American History recently produced the documentary Cactus Jack, which premiered in Uvalde on Dec. 10, the same night the museum reopened after major renovations.

The Briscoe Center is doing tremendous work to preserve American history and foster interest in the enormous role Texas has played in that history. I congratulate Director Don Carleton for these latest twin successes.

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