Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum: 1-35 and University Parks Drive | PO Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570 | (254) 750-8631
Donation of Sculpture from Betsy and Clifton
Robinson of Waco
A public artwork, Texas
the heritage of the Texas Rangers and Waco will be donated
to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame at noon, Tuesday, April
Donors Betsy and Clifton Robinson
will formally present the City of Waco and the Hall of Fame with
the larger-than-life sculpture of a 19th century Texas Ranger on
horseback by noted San Antonio artist Don Hunt. The commission
has been permanently installed at the entrance of the Texas
Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and marks its 40th anniversary.
Byron Johnson, Director of the Texas Ranger Hall
of Fame, noted the exceptional generosity of the Robinsons and the
appreciation of the Board for this magnificent gift. The dedication
of Texas Ranger is also the kickoff for
the "Branding the Brazos" project, a privately
sponsored $2 million public arts project.
In addition to Texas Ranger, Mr.
and Mrs. Robinson have commissioned internationally known sculptor
Robert Summers to create The Waco Chisholm Trail Heritage. The
monumental (150% of life-size) three-part bronze sculpture consists
of cowboys and a vaquero leading seven to nine longhorns down the
Chisholm Trail through Waco. It will be located near the
Suspension Bridge in Indian Springs Park.