There’s only one place in Texas where conquistadors, cowboys, buffalo soldiers, oil barons, and suffragists gather around a campfire to swap stories—the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Rediscover their stories through three floors of interactive exhibits, innovative educational programs, special effects films in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin’s premier IMAX® Theatre. The Bullock Texas State History Museum—for everyone in Texas and the Texan in everyone.
Built less than 20 years after Austin was founded, the Neill-Cochran House Museum is a window on some of the earliest years of Austin’s architectural, social, and political history. Lived-in room displays and interpretive exhibits are designed to allow visitors an opportunity to reflect on an ever-growing Austin through careful consideration of the past.
The Bell County Museum preserves the historic and prehistoric history of Bell County for people from all walks of life to enjoy. Visitors enjoy permanent exhibits related to local history and the Gault Archaeological site, two traveling exhibits that rotate throughout the year, exciting programs, and a fantastic gift shop!
The Cuero Heritage Museum, located in the Cuero Federal Building, was the former Post Office built in 1915. The Museum offers many wonders and is dedicated to celebrating the people of Cuero and their unique heritage. Visit the permanent and rotating exhibits to visually explore the history of this quaint, yet fascinating town. Permanent exhibits include the Turkey Trot, Gobbler Football, WWII in Cuero, Coca Cola, world-renowned artist Martha Sawyers, and nearly 2,600 juice reamers!
The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich, multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as, The Pass of the North. Through exhibits and programs, the museum involves diverse audiences in exploring varieties of human experience and encourages individuals to explore the past and reflect on their own place in history.
The Frontier Times Museum embraces the early days when museums were cabinets of curiosities displaying an eclectic blend of artifacts and treasures from all over the world. Nature’s oddities are displayed along with antiquities and pioneer relics that tell the story of life on the Texas frontier. Among the many displays are exhibits on the cowboys and rodeo stars that help make Bandera, Texas the Cowboy Capital of the World. The museum also houses a western art gallery and the Texas Heroes Hall of Honor that pays tribute to the legendary Texans that make Texas great. A true Texas roadside attraction, the Frontier Times. Museum has something for everyone.
The Galveston Railroad Museum is a living history museum dedicated to the preservation and understanding of the role that railroads played in the development of transportation and commerce in our region. Through exhibitions of static and rolling stock and educational programs, the museum excites imagination and thoughtful reflection on invention, history, and our future.
The University of Texas at Austin, 300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the collections each year. These collections also inspire original exhibitions and programs that offer visitors opportunity for enrichment, discovery, and delight. The Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities and fosters an environment where culture thrives.
Montgomery County is the home of the Texas Lone Star Flag! The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, Texas exists to discover, preserve and share the history of Original Montgomery County. Located North of Candy Cane Park in Conroe in the historic 1924 Grogan-Cochran courthouse and 1938 Oilfield House, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts related to Montgomery County’s cultural diversity.
The Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum was founded in 2000 by former WWII merchant mariner and marine architect James Manzolillo. The museum began with his personal collection of maritime treasures amassed from decades at sea. Since opening its doors, HMM has continuously expanded its collection and exhibits to tell stories of not only Houston’s important maritime history, but also the world’s fascination with the water.
801 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
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The Institute of Texan Cultures features exhibits, programs and special events that promote Texas history, heritage, ethnicity and popular culture. Visitors will be immersed in the stories of immigrants, settlers and modern-day pioneers who contribute to the legacy of the Lone Star State.
The Museum of the Coastal Bend displays the last 13,000 years of Texas history, from the earliest known inhabitants of the Coastal Bend region through the French, Spanish, and Mexican colonial efforts, up to the range of diverse influences that have created the modern Texan culture. Archaeological and historic collections tell this story through exhibits of stone, bone and shell tools; cannons from the La Salle Expedition; artifacts recovered La Salle’s ship “La Belle”; and Native American, French and Spanish artifacts from the Fort St. Louis/Presidio La Bahia site.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.
Where else can you cover 26,000 square miles in a day on foot? From dinosaurs to conquistadors, you’ll find it all in Texas’ largest history museum. Relive the stories of courage and hardship, victory and defeat over the past 14,000 years. Step in and step back to the Old West in a life-size Pioneer Town, view one of the Southwest’s finest art collections, experience the exciting history of the petroleum industry, and more.
The Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas is a dream come true for Mr. Joe Reuss. For years Mr. Reuss had a vision of creating an educational museum focusing on the pharmaceutical and medical fields and also to preserve Cuero’s rich history in these areas. Coming from a multi-generational medical and pharmaceutical family “that never threw anything away,” Mr. Reuss has a vast collection of material that deserved to be preserved and displayed in an appropriate setting. With the consolidation of the Valumart Pharmacy with Reuss Pharmacy in 2013 the building, already owned by Mr. Reuss, became the ideal location for a museum.
The Taylor County History Center, previously the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, located in Buffalo Gap, Texas, tells the story of the last fifty years of the West Texas frontier. Through interactive exhibits, educational programming, historic interpretation, and audio tours, guests experience the formative years when the region changed from the Wild West to civilized settlements. The iconic structure of the Village, the original Taylor County Courthouse, represents the presence of justice on the once untamed frontier. The collection includes over fifteen historic structures from the region and over 10,000 artifacts representing the material culture of West Texas.
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is located in a historic 1911 Santa Fe Depot. Permanent exhibits explore the history of the Santa Fe and the importance of railroads in our national history, as well as topics relating to regional and local history. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, education programs, and special events. The museum’s collection of railroad equipment is displayed on the grounds, next to an active railroad yard where rail-fans can observe daily operations and traffic of the BNSF and Amtrak.
The Bryan Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the Southwestern United States.The museum houses the largest collection of its kind in the world. With 70,000 items spanning 12,000 years, it includes treasures ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to 21st century pieces—rare German, French, Spanish, and English documents; exquisite saddles; spurs; antique firearms; exceptionally rare maps and books; fine art; religious and folk art; portraits; and documents. Located in an historic landmark building originally used as an orphanage, the museum has been meticulously restored to its original state with a display of items relating to the building’s history and that of its occupants. The campus boasts beautiful botanic gardens, a gift shop with interesting and unique items, a Belgian designed glass conservatory, and more.
The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, bookbinding, lithography, and papermaking studios. Antique printing presses, rare books, prints, and historic newspapers allow you to experience ways that people have used printing technologies to transform our lives. Moments in history–from the invention of paper and moveable type to the struggle for a free press in the young American Republic to important advances in printing and publishing in the 20th century, you will witness how each successive technological innovation was instrumental in leading to a greater exchange of information and ultimately to a more literate society.