Selected Community Events
Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George Bush was a successful and pioneering Texas oilman, first on land and then offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. As a tribute to his role in the development and use of the innovative independent leg offshore jack-up rig Scorpion launched by LeTourneau in 1956, the exhibit tells the story of offshore drilling. It focuses on the history, development and future of offshore drilling, with an emphasis on the work of George Bush, emerging technologies and ongoing research at Texas A&M University.
With Shell as title sponsor and supporting sponsorships from Ensco, Schlumberger and Move Resource Group, the exhibit covers all aspects of the search for oil offshore, with a special look at the geology of finding oil, focusing on exploration of the Gulf of Mexico. Industry pioneers recount their personal experiences. Visitors will be taken from start to finish — developing the "play" to platform production — via an interactive display.
A video wall highlights careers and life on board a rig. See models of the various rigs, platforms and supply vessels that are used in the industry, and pieces of drilling equipment. Additional exhibits feature Smart Gulf and Scientific Research from Texas A&M University.
Expertise for the exhibit has been provided by our partnerships with The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum; Texas A&M University through the College of Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Department of Oceanography and Offshore Technology Research; LeTourneau University and PennWell.
Tracy Paine, Tracy.Paine@nara.gov, 979-691-4014
Hansegger & Delulio "Fate and Friendship" Exhibition
Jan 24, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013 9 AM - 8 PM
The J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the MSC
An Extraordinary Exhibit Displaying the Paybacks of Mentoring. The exhibitions, gallery talks and reception are all free.
"Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" Exhibit
Sep 5, 2012 10 AM - 7 PM
Texas A&M University, room MSC 2406
This exhibit brings together the ideas of thousands of people and organizations dedicated to finding a path to lasting peace. As explained in the United Nations definition, a Culture of Peace is “a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.”