Couple wants to eventually open a winery in Vega

Talk about a long-term project -- a couple in Vega, Texas, is growing about 3 acres of grapes in the Route 66 town, and they hope to open a winery there within five to 10 years. A reporter from ABC-7 in nearby Amarillo recently caught up with Thomas Johnson, who moved to Vega from Wyoming … Continue reading Couple wants to eventually open a winery in Vega

Milburn-Price Museum in Vega plans big expansion

Thanks to nearly a million dollars' worth of donated steel, the Milburn-Price Culture Museum in Vega, Texas, is planning a big expansion. KFDA-TV in nearby Amarillo reports: The steel will be used to build a 7,000 square foot expansion, exceeding and replacing one that was built in the 1950s. Some of the museum’s larger artifacts … Continue reading Milburn-Price Museum in Vega plans big expansion

‘World’s largest branding iron’ placed at Vega museum

A history museum in Vega, Texas, that sits a half-block off Route 66 recently placed what it calls the "world's largest branding iron" on its grounds. The Milburn-Price Culture Museum at 1005 Coke St. (map here) announced Monday in a Facebook post it placed a 22-foot-long, 3,000-pound branding iron with the XIT ranch logo. The … Continue reading ‘World’s largest branding iron’ placed at Vega museum

Vega museum collects memories as well

The Milburn-Price Culture Museum in Vega, Texas, contains your usual array of artifacts and memorabilia from bygone days in the Texas Panhandle. But the museum also is doing something else -- it's capturing the memories of old-timers for posterity. ABC-7 in nearby Amarillo had this recent report: https://youtu.be/Q8phbFAjDek A number of universities already are doing … Continue reading Vega museum collects memories as well

A visit to Vega

This three-minute segment about the Route 66 town of Vega, Texas, was produced by Larry Lemmons for KVII-TV's "Panhandle Spirit" series. https://youtu.be/uE0-tyAMKLQ Featured are Deborah Sue McDonald of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, Dot's Mini Museum, Sheriff David Medlin, Miles Bell of Bell Leather Shop, Karen and Greg Conn of the Milburn-Price Culture Museum. … Continue reading A visit to Vega