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Texas Pecos Trail Region

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

Museums


African American Museum Dallas
African American Museum Dallas

IN THE DETAILS

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

  • September 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Whitehead Memorial Museum
    1308 S Main St.
    Del Rio  Texas  78840
    United States

    Come enjoy all you can eat German food, listen to a live German Band and enjoy a variety of German and Oktoberfest style beers.

  • Remembering Crockett County Veterans Exhibit

    November 1, 2019 (All day) to December 7, 2019 (All day)

    Crockett County Museum
    408 11th St.
    Ozona  Texas  76943
    United States

    Each year, the Crockett County Museum in Ozona, TX, honors our veterans both past and present with an exhibit featuring photos, artifacts and memorabilia submitted by local families. 100's of photos and other items dating back to the Civil...


 

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Read more about museums in the Handbook of Texas Online.