Boonville Gold Rush

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It’s the Boonville Gold Rush!  Win an authentic 2020 United States Mint American Buffalo $50 Gold Coin (24-karat bullion) worth $2500, celebrate the 15th Annual Boonville Days, and support the only natural history museum in the Brazos Valley!
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Serving all ages for over 59 years, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to increasing public awareness and understanding of science, culture, and nature through educational programs, events, and exhibits.

Bison, a beautiful touring exhibit from the National Buffalo Foundation, will be on display through November 14, 2020. This fascinating exhibition tells the story of the majestic bison, its rescue from near extinction, its importance in Plains Indian culture of the 1800s, and its current status as an American icon. 
 
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You may purchase raffle tickets here or at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for only $25 per ticket or 5 for $100. Ticket sales end October 3rd at 12 pm. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the free Boonville Days 2020 drive-through event in the Museum parking lot on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 am –12 pm. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday, October 3rd at 5 pm and the winner will be notified immediately by email or text.

Due to Covid-19, Boonville Days 2020, the Museum's annual Texas Heritage Festival, will be a free drive-through event in the Museum parking lot from 9 am - 12 pm, on Saturday, October 3rd.  This year, the event is dedicated to all the frontline heroes serving our community during this global pandemic.
 
There will be entertainment along the way, including Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band with their authentic chuck wagon; a full-size 19th century stagecoach replica from the Buggy Barn Museum; spinners and weavers; reenactors in period dress; “Mo” the live Bison; oxen “Justice” and “Liberty”;  and more! Visitors may also pick up a free activity/craft packet while supplies last to take home and enjoy with their families.
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Runners and walkers will also be participating in our Virtual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon & 5K 
anytime, anywhere from October 3 - January 3. Participants will get a beautiful bison art shirt, finisher medal, two free passes to the Museum, and a certificate of completion shipped right to their home when they finish!
 
Boonville Days was made possible in part through Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, Wakefield Foundation, Twin City Properties, Brazos County Historical Commission, and the Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. 
 
For more information about the Boonville Gold Rush call 979-776-2195, visit the Museum’s website: brazosvalleymuseum.org or follow the Museum on Facebook and Twitter.
 
"Mo" the live Bison will appear at Boonville Days 2020!
 

The Prize

  • American Buffalo $50 Gold Coin, U.S. Mint

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    It’s the Boonville Gold Rush!  Win an authentic 2020 United States Mint American Buffalo $50 Gold Coin (24-karat bullion) worth $2500, celebrate the 15th Annual Boonville Days, and support the only natural history museum in the Brazos Valley!

    You may purchase raffle tickets here or at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for only $25 per ticket or 5 for $100. Ticket sales end October 3rd at 12 pm. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the free Boonville Days 2020 drive-through event in the Museum parking lot on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 am –12 pm. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday, October 3rd at 5 pm and the winner will be notified immediately by email or text.

    The coin is protected inside an acrylic air-tite coin capsule and placed inside a beautiful wood and leather box from the U.S. Mint. The box features a weighted display block that can tilt and rest upward to show off the coin when pressed downward near its bottom edge.