• by Paul Slocumb •

The Museum of the Big Bend held its fifth annual Heritage Dinner Saturday, Sept. 22, to honor benefactor John B. Poindexter for his military service, private sector success, and continued commitment to the Museum.

Details of the Museum’s Annex project were also unveiled at the Dinner.

Designed by principal architect Larry Speck of the Page architecture and engineering firm, the Annex will be the newest addition to Sul Ross’ growing Alpine campus. The building will be constructed on the large, triangular lot behind the historic Museum, creating a spacious complex for temporary galleries, an exhibit wing featuring the Western Beef Cattle paintings of Tom Lea, and expansive interior and exterior spaces for parties and events.

The Heritage Dinner took place at the Ritchey Brothers Building in Marathon and was catered by the Gage Hotel.