Previous Exhibits

Previous Exhibit: "Mail Call - A Smithsonian Exhibition" February 11, - April 15, 2014
The traveling version of the National Postal Museum's permanent exhibition, "Mail Call," explores the history of America's military postal system, and examines how even in today's era of instant communication, troops overseas continue to treasure mail delivered from home. The exhibition will be continuing on its 15-city national tour after leaving Grapevine, Texas.


Previous Exhibit: "Swing, Strings and Song: A Collection From The Light Crust Doughboys" April 25 - July 13, 2014
Featuring rare photos and memorabilia, the exhibit highlights The Light Crust Doughboys' colorful history and the various eras of the longest-running band in the history of recorded music. The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most successful bands ever to originate from Tarrant County.


Credited for being the inventors of Western Swing music and launching the careers of Western Swing pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown, the most recent version of The Light Crust Doughboys continue to tour and serve as the State of Texas' Official Music Ambassadors.

The exhibit highlighted more than three-quarters of a century of music. Artifacts associated with the band's first boss man, W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, are also showcased. In the late 1930s, "Pappy" used The Doughboys' popularity to help him become the 34th Governor of Texas and then again in the early 1940s to become a United States Senator from Texas.


Traveling Exhibit: "Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering" - May 16 - September 14, 2014

Human Plus