The American Museum of Agriculture will make its official opening to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am on Friday April 13th. It was a vision that Alton Brazell, a former Lubbock County Commissioner had back in 1969. As farm equipment became old, rusty, and outdated, Alton began collecting the agricultural history until it gained its own name, The Lubbock County Historical Collection. In 2001 the first group of agriculture industry leaders from the South Plains gathered to form the American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock. In 2002 the Lubbock County Historical Collection permanently loaned all their exhibits to the American Museum of Agriculture. The museum, which is located at 1501 Canyon Lake Drive, opened its doors to the public in May 2002. The museum strives to preserve the history and tell the story of American agriculture. The American Museum of Agriculture is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Volunteers staff the museum and keep it open to the public. Staff manages the daily operations and fundraising efforts for the museum. The museum officially opens its doors to the world with the Grand Opening ceremony that will be held Friday morning at 10am.