The Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Inc. (BRIT) is an international botanical resource center based in Fort Worth, Texas.
BRIT has a larger mission than being just a repository of specimens and books. Its aim is to expand the knowledge and understanding of the plant world by making its collection available to both the scientific community and the public, for research, and for cultural, educational, and environmental enhancement. Take a look at www.brit.org.
From the website timeline:
2010 BRIT herbarium contains 1,050,000 plant specimens and its library houses
125,000 volumes of books and journals.
2011 (February) BRIT staff moves into its new building.
2011 (May 21) BRIT holds its grand opening event for the public.
Visit BRIT at 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107