The Heritage Society maintains ten historic structures, houses dating from 1823 to 1905 with guided tours and educational programs designed to promote awareness of Houston’s diverse history. “Founded in 1954 by a number of public-spirited Houstonians to rescue the 1847 Kellum-Noble House from demolition, The Heritage Society has since saved an additional nine historic buildings, moved them from various locations to join the Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park, and restored them to reflect their respective eras. These ten buildings, along with the Museum Gallery, serve as historic reference points and exhibition spaces for more than 23,000 artifacts that document life in Houston from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.”
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 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 Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center is dedicated to fostering educational, cultural, and genealogical opportunities, specifically as it pertains to people of Czech Heritage, by providing genealogical material, sponsoring educational programs, and collecting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts and manuscripts.
Founded in 1959, the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) houses a permanent collection of over 7,000 works of art with strengths in American and Mexican art and European art, including a collection of 13th – 18th century paintings and sculptures donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In addition to displaying works from its holdings, the Museum offers a divers schedule of temporary exhibitions and engaging programs. The EPMA School offers classes, workshops, and camps for adults and children.
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.
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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.
We invite you to experience all KACC has to offer to artists and those who appreciate art of all kinds. Our center is located in the iconic Post Office Building in Historic Downtown Kerrville, just steps from City Hall, the Schreiner Mansion, and within easy walking distance of numerous galleries and artisans.
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 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts showcases outstanding collections of American and international ceramics, contemporary and early Texas art, American glass, and one of the most important collections of Spanish colonial and Latin American Religious Art. In even numbered years we present the largest museum-sponsored ceramics competition and in odd numbered years, a national outdoor sculpture competition. We also host one of the nation’s largest national Plein Air painting competitions. Our building is a distinct and widely recognized landmark designed by Malcolm Hollzman which opened in 1999. The Museum began operations in 1985 in an adaptive reuse of a building at the nearby historic Fort Concho.
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 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 Greater Denton Arts Council is housed in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, located between Denton, Texas’ Downtown Square and emerging innovation district. Built in 1927, this historic building was originally the city’s steam power plant. Renovated in the 1980s, the Arts Center now offers two large galleries, an art studio, and a dance rehearsal hall. The centerpiece of the venue is Festival Hall, a 5000 sq. ft event and exhibition space with soaring window-filled ceilings and original industrial hardware. The Arts Council offers seasonal exhibitions in each of its galleries, as well as a revolving cycle of community programs and events.