- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
Visit for the Texas Folklife Festival in June to get a hands-on experience of Texas culture. If you can't visit for the festival and you go with your kids, check out the chuckwagon storytelling time, the story is told by a real cowboy and it is very entertaining.
It's the rare visitor who won't discover here that his or her ethnic group has contributed to the history of Texas: 26 different ethnic and cultural groups are represented in the imaginative, hands-on displays of this educational center, which is one of three campuses of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Outbuildings include a one-room schoolhouse, an adobe home, a windmill, and the multimedia Dome Theater, which presents images of Texas on 36 screens. A variety of heritage festivals and kid-friendly shows and events, such as pioneer life reenactments, holography exhibits, ghost-tale storytellers at Halloween, and the like, are always on tap; phone or check the institute's website for a current schedule. An excellent photo archive here, open to the public by appointment, holds more than 3 million images. Call tel. 210/458-2298 for information on using it.
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