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Threads That Bind Through Time

April 14 · 10am - 5pm


Come experience the timeless craft of needlework in all its various forms. Nine skilled regional groups and artists will be on hand to demonstrate their talents, and visitors can make crafts of their very own to take home. Handiwork such as quilting, knitting, looming, and weaving will be showcased throughout the museum.

This event compliments the exhibit, A Stitch in Time that runs from April 14 – July 17, 2007. By learning about the art of textiles, you will be able to see the similarities in the quilt exhibit and the American Indian trade blankets that will be the focus of our traveling exhibit which opens in May.

Sensational Saturday Schedule at a Glance
  • Blue Bonnet Rug Hookers Guild demonstrates rug hooking
  • Homespun Quilters Guild pieces material to create quilts
  • Heart of Texas Spinners & Weavers Guild demonstrates looming and weaving
  • Dorene Osamoa, a native African, dyes fabric to make African clothing
  • Doris Gage demonstrates knitting and crocheting
  • Omilou Miles creates coil baskets
  • Texas Star Embroidery Guild Association demonstrates hardanger and stitching
  • Waco Knitting Group demonstrates knitting
  • Mayborn staff and volunteers will guide visitors through making their own lanyards in the Kid's Corner

Visit our website for more information.

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Michaela Wann - age 9 (left)
I like to visit with my grandmother 'cause she is really fun. The tornado is cool and I like to pretend that I'm doing the news and weather with the camera.

Alyssa Wann - age 6
I like the trains with the lights and grass and I like to pump water in the village.

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A Stitch in Time
April 14 - July 17

A Stitch in Time traces the history of the quilting tradition from hand sewing to early use of the sewing machine. This exhibit showcases six patchwork quilts selected from the Mayborn Museum Complex's permanent collection. This colorful exhibition opens April 14 and runs through July 17 in the Baylor History area of the museum.


The Zuhl Collection of Petrified Tree Cross Sections

The Zuhl Collection of Petrified Tree Cross Sections is an exhibit on loan courtesy of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It includes 26 fossilized tree cross sections, varying in size from 8 inches in diameter to over 40, some of which date back millions of years. The exhibit will be on display through August 27, 2007.

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Ancient Microworlds

Ancient Microworlds unites the worlds of photography and paleontology to produce rarely seen visions into past life. Through the use of high-magnification photography, these images allow a an amazing view into the world of fossils. The exhibit runs through August 27, 2007.

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April 21-28 is "Week of the Child" so all kids under 10 years old get a gift from the store! Keep an eye out for new store items that complement our summer exhibit "Wrapped in Tradition!"






summer camp

Registration for summer classes begins this month, so hurry to get the classes of your choice! Click here for more information.

birthday parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with a party at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Please contact Carol Nowlin at 710-1128 or visit our website for details.


A Mayborn Museum Membership makes a great gift for a loved one or for yourself!

Call or email Sherri Jurls at 710-1108 or visit our website to purchase online.


April 9 No Museum Monday

April 16 Swimmers of the Deep
Come to the Mayborn and learn about the amazing animals that live and swim in the deep water. Crafts will follow.

April 23 Growing Strong
Learn the importance of exercising and eating healthy foods for a strong body. We'll also learn some fun exercises to do at home. Crafts will follow.

April 30 Music to My Ears
Listen to different kinds of music and learn how sounds of music are made. Crafts will follow.

View the entire Museum Monday schedule.


Family Fun Thursdays

April 12 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Explore the different people and places in Mrs. Moen's Neighborhood.

April 19 No Family Fun Thursday

April 26 Healthy Lifestyles - Learn some simple ways to keep a healthy body and feel good.

View the full Family Fun schedule.


And the winner for March's drawing from our visitors who provided us with a feedback form is
Dr. and Mrs. Monte Cooper who brought their 4 children ages 7 - 12 to the museum for a day of fun.

best of waco

The Mayborn Receives Three "Best of Waco" Awards

The Wacoan presented the Mayborn with a 2nd place award for Best Entertainment, and two 1st place awards for Best Museum and Best Museum Gift Shop in their fifth annual contest. Thanks to all who voted!

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"An Evening Wrapped in Tradition"

What: Preview Party for the Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets Exhibit

When: Saturday, May 19 @ 7:30 pm

Who: You!

Watch for more information, coming soon.