COLEMAN, Texas (KTAB) – The Coleman Museum has received a new display with quite a history.
Bridget Dunlap has been collecting arrowheads for more than fifty years and has decided to give her collection a permanent home at the museum.
“I’ve got like 250 sites represented and 80-85 Indian caves,” Dunlap says.
With hundreds of arrowheads in her exhibit room, there’s one that stands out for Dunlap. It’s a small arrowhead she found when she was young with her brother.
“I was walking up a trail with a bunch of rocks and I reached down to pick up a rock,” she says. “I got this [arrowhead]. When I took it to the house, my dad said, ‘Oh, Bridget that’s an arrowhead.'”
Now, more than fifty years later, her collection has multiplied significantly.
“For every eight hours I hunt, I found a perfect one,” she says. “For every 20 pieces I found, I found a perfect one.”
Dunlap says she’s hoping her exhibit room will help others appreciate the history behind each arrowhead and inspire visitors to get outdoors and see what they can find.
She says she is willing to meet with museum visitors about her exhibit and answer any questions. You can call the museum at (325) 625-2000 to set up a time with her. She says the collection will stay in the museum as long as the museum is in existence.