Texas Independence 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

  • February 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 5, 2020 - 3:30pm

    Historic Casino Hall
    254 Jefferson Street
    La Grange  Texas  78945
    United States

    Don't miss the 3rd Annual Texian Rally Workshop in downtown La Grange, Texas! Pre-Rally Tours on Tuesday, Feb 4 and the Workshop with amazing speakers from the Great State on Wednesday, Feb 5 in the Historic Casino Hall!

  • December 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

    Texas Cotton Gin Museum
    307 N. Main
    Burton  Texas  77835
    United States

    This is a wonderful event which brings together locals and visitors alike for an afternoon to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season in our lovely little town. All proceeds go to the preservation work of the Burton Heritage Society historical...


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Read more about museums in the Handbook of Texas Online.