In Uvalde, the Briscoe-Garner Museum will hold an open house on July Fourth featuring its new permanent exhibit, Dolph Briscoe: Texan. Set in the former home of John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner, the museum chronicles the lives and careers of two of Texas’ most influential politicians, both from Uvalde. Briscoe was governor from 1973 to 1979; Garner was speaker of the U.S. House from 1931-1933 and vice president in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The museum reopened in late 2013 after a renovation, and in April opened the second floor, which houses the Briscoe exhibit and artifacts such as campaign memorabilia and his U.S. Army uniform.
Dolph Briscoe: Texan
June 15, 2015