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With the exception of the main exhibition galleries in Sid Richardson Hall, the Briscoe Center for American History is temporarily closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy applies to the center's reading room and off-campus divisions, which include the Briscoe-Garner Museum, the Sam Rayburn Museum, and Winedale. Our staff are working remotely and continue to monitor online queries and requests. Updates to this policy will be posted on our "Visit" page.

We currently are providing remote reference services via email, phone, or teleconference, as well as duplication/digitization services. Contact us and select "Reference" from the dropdown to request assistance. page.

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The Briscoe Center is transitioning to a new website. We invite you to explore the site and discover our collections.