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White Rock Lake Museum

White Rock Lake Museum

White Rock Lake Museum interior

White Rock Lake Museum interior

The White Rock Lake Museum (WRLM), which opened on Saturday, September 18, 2004, is the culmination of a long-held vision by Museum President and lakeside resident Kurt Kretsinger, who initiated its founding. Patron enjoying museum video

Located in a former storage space in the Bath House Cultural Center, this newest addition to White Rock Lake Park offers visitors a chance to find out more about the place that brings them so much pleasure and peace-of-mind.

Unlike many museums (and owing to its small size), the WRLM has only one artifact on display (a 1930s motorboat racing trophy). Instead, the museum consists primarily of informative exhibit panels, the text of which is based largely on research conducted by White Rock Lake Historian Steven Butler (host of this website). Museumscapes, a Richardson, Texas-based company whose clients include the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, designed and built the displays. Becky Rader, a lakeside resident and Master Naturalist, contributed her expertise to the panels that focus on the lake's natural history.

Brazos Film & Video, a Fort Worth-based company, filmed the informative videos that visitors may watch on a television screen located within a space that also features a changing display of artwork produced by local artists.

Although many individuals, organizations and business contributed time, money, expertise, and so on to the building of the museum, its chief underwriter was For the Love of the Lake, a grass-roots activist organization whose focus, since the group's inception in 1995, has been on making White Rock Lake Park a better place for people to enjoy.

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