Texas Hill Country 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

  • August 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Science Mill
    101 S. Lady Bird Lane
    Johnson City  Texas  78636
    United States

    Did you know the last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from coast to coast was 99 years ago? Join us August 20th from 1-4pm to celebrate this extraordinary celestial event.

  • September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Dr, Pound Historical Farmstead
    570 Founders Park Rd
    Dripping Springs  Texas  78620
    United States

    Pioneer Day is a living history event designed to help people experience the life and skills required by early Texas Settlers. It is a family event with lots of hands on activities.


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Read more about museums in the Handbook of Texas Online.