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.
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 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 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national, and regional art of our time. Founded in 1948, the Museum prides itself on presenting new art and documenting its role in modern life through exhibitions, lectures, original publications, and a variety of educational programs and events.
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.
419-B Founders Park Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, USA
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The Dr. Pound Farmstead Museum offers visitors a unique glimpse of early pioneer life in the Texas Hill Country. The beautifully restored family house, dating to 1854, is filled with original family furnishings and heirlooms. The farmstead barn, smokehouse, windmill, and hot house are also renovated, as they existed a century ago.
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.
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.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.
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.
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.
LHUCA is a non-profit center for the visual, performing and literary arts located in the heart of the Lubbock Cultural District. Our mission is to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community. The organization’s full name honors our late co-founder, Louise Hopkins Underwood. Our main building houses four fine art gallery spaces that are free and open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Concert, dance, theatrical and film programs are held in our 159-seat Firehouse Theatre. In addition, our campus includes a multipurpose building, plaza, education building, and clay studio. Please check our website for a list of current and upcoming exhibitions, performances, and workshops. At LHUCA, together we make life better.
Named one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Art Museums” by Travel + Leisure magazine. Experience the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando’s “Arbor for Art” in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery. Discover amazing contemporary works … displayed in a serene concrete and glass building surrounded by a magnificent reflecting pond. Make the trip to see our special exhibitions and take a docent-led tour.
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.
Open since 2003 and located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and more.
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 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 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 Texas Quilt Museum is the only quilt museum in the Southwest. We are located in two 1880s award-winning restored buildings. We also have created one of the few period gardens in the state of Texas. The plants and design principals match the era of our buildings, the turn of the century.
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.