Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum’s new temporary exhibit, Lonesome Dove, will open on March 25, 2022. Lonesome Dove—Larry McMurtry’s epic novel of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the Rio Grande to Montana to establish the first ranch there—captured the public imagination and has never let it go. The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, lassoed an even wider audience.
Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the Lonesome Dove exhibition presents fifty-fived framed classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history.
Lonesome Dove, an exhibition produced by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions, and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Ages 5-12: $2.00
Ages 13-59: $4.00
Ages 60+: $3.00
Children under 5 - Free
Active Duty Military - Free with ID
The Railroad and Heritage Museum is located in the historic Santa Fe Depot located at
315 W Ave B Temple Texas 76501.
Contact us by phone at 254-298-5172 or email us.