Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


African American Museum Dallas
African American Museum Dallas


Our major museums, nationally-recognized institutions like the Amon Carter in Fort Worth, the Witte in San Antonio, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, help us connect to the world around us, bridging the span between past and present, ancient and modern, and between foreign cultures and our own. In doing so, they reveal much about who we are in the context of the big picture. But when we want to dig deeper and discover the details about our own local heritage and origins, we plan a trip to our hometown historical museum.

Almost every community in the state hosts a historical museum where artifacts and stories from the surrounding region reveal the nuances of who we have become, both as individuals and as a distinctly Texan community. They also often harbor the how’s and why’s as well. The hometown historical museum is the perfect place to learn about your family, your neighbors, your community, and your roots. It serves as archive, library, and encyclopedia, as center for celebration and revelation, and a constant in a fast-changing world where proof of our past resides, secure and discoverable.

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Upcoming Events

  • Davy Crockett Festival in Ozona, TX

    August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Ozona's Historic Town Square
    Ave. E & 11th St.
    Ozona  Texas  76943
    United States

    Come out to celebrate with Ozona at the Davy Crockett Festival!

    Food, Fun & Games at the Ozona Historic Town Square FMI contact Melissa Perner at 325-226-4547

  • September 16, 2017 (All day) to September 17, 2017 (All day)

    CAF High Sky Wing
    9612 Wright Drive
    Midland  Texas  79706
    United States

    Join us at the 27th annual CAF High Sky Wing AIRSHO presented by Anadarko. AIRSHO is a great fun filled family weekend. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16 & 17. For information & to purchase tickets, go to ...


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