Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM LMAWM features history of Fritch Tx, history of Lake Meredith, large realistic dioramas of local wildlife in their natural habitats, and 2 large aquariums.
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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
01/16/2020

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

It’s Explorer Month...Journey back in time with us as we bring you excerpts from nature journals from the past...

In 1845, two young army lieutenants—James Abert and William Peck—made preparations to explore the Canadian River Valley...Lt. Abert kept a nature journal with charming descriptions of natural history, landscapes, and the people they met along the way.

All American explorers of the 1840s were expected to report on the natural history of new lands they were exploring...Lt. Abert also included drawings and sketches in his journal.

September 6, 1845...”Horned lizards, “agama cornuta,” are also in abundance, and increased in number as we proceeded...We find the Canadian still increasing in width and velocity of its waters, which have now a deep tinge, and justly merit the name of Colorado.”

September 7, 1845... “Our Road was everywhere beautified by luxuriant profusion of plum trees and grapevines... In the neighborhood of our camp, we found several coveys of quails.”

In this journal from 1845, there are many similarities to what we see today in the Canadian River Valley... Lt. Albert certainly provided us with a beautiful nature journal for a memorable reading experience about the history of this area.

Source—“Journal of Lieutenant J.W. Abert, from Bent’s Fort to St. Louis, in 1845.”

Photos: Shots of the Canadian River and the Canadian River Valley

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12/29/2019

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God Bless Texas! ❤️

12/25/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

12/24/2019
Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

We’ve reached 50 likes since this page was created 6 days ago! Thank you all for sharing, liking, and following this page!

Please continue to share, like and invite your friends.

12/23/2019
Ryan Kennedy Search and Rescue

Y’all please stop and say a prayer for the search teams and those close to him. It’s been 8 days and still no closure.

Hello, everyone. As of this morning (12/23), there is no new news. The rangers searched through the weekend, but they did not turn up anything new. They are out at it again this morning. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

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12/23/2019

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12/22/1943rd Annual Bazaar and Christmas ParadeTag your friends! Thank you all for coming out this evening!
12/23/2019

12/22/19
43rd Annual Bazaar and Christmas Parade

Tag your friends!
Thank you all for coming out this evening!

12/22/19
43rd Annual Bazaar and Christmas Parade

Tag your friends!
Thank you all for coming out this evening!

12/22/2019

2019 Christmas Light Parade-Fritch TX

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12/22/2019

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12/22/2019

The horse carriage is here! Y’all come out and get a ride ♥️🎄🎅🏼
#newtradition 

Check out the new FEDC page. Invite your friends and share 🙌🏻🏘⛺️🛣🏫🌅🚤🛶🛥🚴🏽‍♂️🚣🏼‍♀️🏊🏼‍♀️🚵🏽‍♀️🏇🏻🍴🍩🍔🌎🌵👙🕶 🎣
12/20/2019

Check out the new FEDC page. Invite your friends and share 🙌🏻🏘⛺️🛣🏫🌅🚤🛶🛥🚴🏽‍♂️🚣🏼‍♀️🏊🏼‍♀️🚵🏽‍♀️🏇🏻🍴🍩🍔🌎🌵👙🕶 🎣

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
12/15/2019

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Throwback Thursdays - “Boy Scout Troop 88 of Phillips, Texas, touring the Canadian River Dam site. November 1963. The pile of dirt across the river is sand for the downstream edge of the dam. The man with the megaphone is from the Bureau of Reclamation (guide).” circa: 1963 Please share adventures you have had in your National Park.
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Big thank you going out to Project Fritch America for donating new lights and tinsel for our City Christmas tree! 🎄♥️🙌🏻 ...
11/16/2019

Big thank you going out to Project Fritch America for donating new lights and tinsel for our City Christmas tree! 🎄♥️🙌🏻 ❄️

🌟 Before and after photos of the tree star below...

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo
11/11/2019

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo

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11/11/2019

Photos from Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's post

Despite the weather we had a great turnout! Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that make these events possib...
10/25/2019

Despite the weather we had a great turnout! Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that make these events possible, year after year! Thank you Fritch Fire Department, Helping Hands, Mr. Lyons, Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce, Holly Morris, Pat Davidson, and Dylan Pense!

Feel free to save and share photos of your kiddos! We would love to see your photos! Please share them in the comments.

Despite the weather we had a great turnout! Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that make these events possible, year after year! Thank you Fritch Fire Department, Helping Hands, Mr. Lyons, Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce, Holly Morris, Pat Davidson, and Dylan Pense!

Feel free to save and share photos of your kiddos! We would love to see your photos! Please share them in the comments.

10/23/2019

Check out all the local-upcoming events!

Last jar of honey just sold! First time one of our vendors has sold out 🎊🎊🎊Bee DewWe have another vendor-Morris Honey th...
10/19/2019

Last jar of honey just sold! First time one of our vendors has sold out 🎊🎊🎊

Bee Dew

We have another vendor-Morris Honey that still has honey! Come get you some before it’s gone! We shut down at 1pm🐝 🐝

10/19/2019

COME OUT TO THE FRITCH FARMERS MARKET & TREASURES!

Hot coffee, cocoa, bread, live music and shopping!!
101 N Robey Fritch
7am-1pm come see us!

10/19/2019
Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

HAPPENING NOW!
7am-1pm!!!
Vendors are still welcome! Show up and sign up!

🛍 Upcoming Farmers Market & Treasures 🛍
October 19th, 7am-1pm.
Our Final Market this year!
You don’t want to miss it!
Please see video for full details.

This is a great opportunity to show off and sell your fall, Christmas, holiday decor! I’m still taking vendors! Forms are available at LMAWM or Fritch City Hall. (806)678-7847 or [email protected]

10/18/2019
Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

TOMORROW!!!

🛍 Upcoming Farmers Market & Treasures 🛍
October 19th, 7am-1pm.
Our Final Market this year!
You don’t want to miss it!
Please see video for full details.

This is a great opportunity to show off and sell your fall, Christmas, holiday decor! I’m still taking vendors! Forms are available at LMAWM or Fritch City Hall. (806)678-7847 or [email protected]

Cookie Junkie
10/18/2019

Cookie Junkie

NEW flavors!!! These bad boys will be at the Fritch Farmers Market tomorrow morning at 7 AM!! Be sure to drop by and grab you some goodies!!!!

♥️ Circus Animal
♥️ White Chocolate Pistachio Cherry
♥️ Oreo Cookies & Cream

Lightning Strike Wood Burning
10/17/2019

Lightning Strike Wood Burning

Sold
Must see this Tall Ash Side Table, it weighs a ton.
22” x 23 1/2” x 33” $150

Cookie Junkie
10/16/2019

Cookie Junkie

Come see me at the Fritch Farmers Market Saturday!! I will have lots of goodies! Cinnamon rolls, caramel apples, macarons, and Halloween cookie kits!!

10/16/2019

LMAWM will be closed Oct. 14-18th. Event forma are available at Fritch City Hall.

10/10/2019

🛍 Upcoming Farmers Market & Treasures 🛍
October 19th, 7am-1pm.
Our Final Market this year!
You don’t want to miss it!
Please see video for full details.

This is a great opportunity to show off and sell your fall, Christmas, holiday decor! I’m still taking vendors! Forms are available at LMAWM or Fritch City Hall. (806)678-7847 or [email protected]

10/10/2019

🛍 Upcoming Farmers Market & Treasures 🛍
October 19th, 7am-1pm.
Our Final Market this year!
You don’t want to miss it!
Please see video for full details.

This is a great opportunity to show off and sell your fall, Christmas, holiday decor! I’m still taking vendors! Forms are available at LMAWM or Fritch City Hall. (806)678-7847 or [email protected]

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
09/25/2019

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Here is a copy of our schedule of events for this year's Flint Fest held at the Alibates visitor center. If you have any questions, please call 806-857-6680

HISTORY OF THE SANFORD YAKE DAM & LAKE MEREDITHDid you know? 1947: Project supporters requested a study by U.S. Bureau o...
09/24/2019

HISTORY OF THE SANFORD YAKE DAM & LAKE MEREDITH

Did you know?

1947: Project supporters requested a study by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR).

1949: USBR Reconnaissance Report finds of the Project could be developed. Authorizing legislation for the Canadian River Project was introduced in Congress.

1950: Public law 898-81 passed Congress, authorizing Canadian River Project. Signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on December 29. Canadian River Compact signed by representatives of Texas, Oklahoma, & New Mexico.

1952: A. A. Meredith resigned as Borger City Manager to promote the Project. Congress ratified the Canadian River Compact.

1953: Texas legislature created the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA). First meeting of Authority’s Board of Directors held on October 5. C.A. Huff (Pampa) elected President; Robert E. Maxey (Lubbock) Vice President. On November 24, eleven member cities confirmed creation of CRMWA at elections.

Most info: https://www.crmwa.com/history-of-crmwa Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo
09/18/2019

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo

🎄 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS NEEDED 🎄
09/18/2019

🎄 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS NEEDED 🎄

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo
09/18/2019

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo

🥾 🧳 National Parks and Historics! Sign your 4th graders up for a free pass!
09/16/2019
Every Kid Outdoors

🥾 🧳 National Parks and Historics! Sign your 4th graders up for a free pass!

Your pass has a unique code. That means you can't copy it and give it to friends. Encourage your friends to get their own pass if they're in the fourth grade.

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09/15/2019

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Thank you to all the vendors for supporting LMAWM’s Markets and thank you to the public for supporting all the businesses!

So far, I have 12 businesses signed up for our October 12th Market-7-11am! Mark your calendars!
This is the last 2019 Market!!!

If you’d like a booth? Rental forms are available at the Museum and City Hall. You may also request a rental form via email [email protected] or (806)678-7847.
Booths start at only $10.00!

PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2221666257910840/?event_time_id=2304273469650118?ti=icl

Thank you to all the vendors for supporting LMAWM’s Markets and thank you to the public for supporting all the businesse...
09/15/2019

Thank you to all the vendors for supporting LMAWM’s Markets and thank you to the public for supporting all the businesses!

So far, I have 12 businesses signed up for our October 12th Market-7-11am! Mark your calendars!
This is the last 2019 Market!!!

If you’d like a booth? Rental forms are available at the Museum and City Hall. You may also request a rental form via email [email protected] or (806)678-7847.
Booths start at only $10.00!

PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2221666257910840/?event_time_id=2304273469650118?ti=icl

09/14/2019
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

We are now accepting reservations for the Antelope Creek Village tour--the tours will be every Saturday in October, starting at 9:30 AM. Please contact the Alibates Flint Quarries Visitor Center at 806-857-6680 to book your spot. Remember--spots are limited to 30 per tour.

FRITCH FARMERS MARKET & TREASURES TODAY 7-11am!!! Come see us!!!!
09/14/2019

FRITCH FARMERS MARKET & TREASURES

TODAY 7-11am!!!

Come see us!!!!

09/13/2019
Jacinda's Jams and Jellies

THIS SATURDAY

Jacinda's Jams and Jellies will be at the Fritch Farmers Market this Saturday, September 14th from 7 am to 11 am! If you want to taste some yummy samples or do a little early Christmas shopping come by and see us.

Address

101 North Robey Ave
Fritch, TX
79036

The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Amarillo

General information

Located just 30 miles northeast of Amarillo near beautiful Lake Meredith in Fritch, Texas this museum offers six realistic dioramas featuring local wildlife in their natural habitats depicting the rock, soil, plant life and seasons that occur within the Texas Panhandle. Art Enthusiasts will delight in the work of several artists inspired by nature, wildlife, and the Texas Panhandle. Educational programs are conducted throughout the year to students of all ages. The museum maintains two aquariums that together hold more than 4000 gallons of water displaying a variety of freshwater fish found in Lake Meredith. Interactive exhibits help support the mission to advance knowledge and enable people to appreciate, protect and enjoy their natural and cultural heritage. Playas: Gems of the Plains illustrates the wetlands of the plains states and covers the history, biology, and geology of this natural phenomenon. The museum exhibits include a large fling display and facts about people who lived along the Canadian River bluffs as early as 900-1200 A.D.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(806) 678-7847

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Comments

My husband's family was killed there by a drunk driver in 1976. He needs help. Won't anyone in that town help him? He's disabled.
Enjoyed the market this morning. Lighting Strike’s woodwork vendor was amazing. Love my bottle opener!
Am I correct in that the parade starts at 10:30 and line up for the car show is at 10? So you cannot participate in both? Please let me know.
I thought that the Museum might like this old video - I recorded this with an old VHS 2 piece video recorder back in 1980 -1981 time frame. This is of the museum when the National Park Service was helping the City maintain the display through an agreement. I did a bunch of work on the aquariums.
What kinds of live bait can he used here and is it legal to net cast for bait
Love this museum!!
Thought you might want to know my daughter did her Texas presentation on the museum! She is the great-granddaughter of Lanelle Poling, and we love telling her stories that Lanelle used to tell us about building the dioramas. We stop by every few years when we are in the area!