John E. Connor Museum/Kingsville, TX

John E Connor Museum_Kingsville

While you're in Kingsville visiting the King Ranch Museum, you might want to stop in at the John E. Connor Museum on the outskirts of the campus of Texas A&M University, Kingsville to see a more comprehensive collection of South Texas artifacts. The museum houses the private collection of a college history professor. If you live in the area, you might want to "Like" their the Read More

Tour the King Ranch

King-Ranch-Carriage-House-2014

The King Ranch is one of the largest ranches in America--larger than the state of Rhode Island--and it is still in operation today. You can take advantage of a number of tours offered by the ranch, or visit the King Ranch Museumin Kingsville, Texas...or BOTH! :) In addition to the daily ranch tours and museum tours, the King Ranch offers special interest tours, nature tours, Read More

San Jacinto Museum of History

SanJacintoMonument

San Jacinto is a site worthy of a long weekend visit, and the San Jacinto Museum in Deer Park, Texas would be a good starting point. Here you can get a wonderful overview of the Battle of San Jacinto and see the battlefield where Sam Houston's smaller forces defeated General Santa Anna and won Texas independence in an 18-minute battle. You can also tour the Lone Star-topped San Read More

City by the Sea Museum

City by the Sea Museum

I love museums, and I confess to being a "tag reader". Given a chance, I'll stay until they close, poking through each exhibit and reading every label...and loving every minute. I have a special fondness for smaller museums that are really well done, and the City by the Sea Museum in Palacios, TX is one example. La Salle, La Belle, Karankawa cannibals, Camp Hulen, Hurricane Read More

A Small Museum with Surprisingly Big Offerings

Museum of the Coastal Bend

Wanna build a rocket, throw an atlatl, construct a fort, or see how long you'd last as a pioneer Texan? The Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria is a smallish museum with surprisingly big exhibits and a long list of interactive learning activities. If you're homeschooling in South Texas or the Coastal Plains, do yourself a favor and check them out! Read More

Texas Maritime Museum

LaBelle

Texas' earliest explorers came by sea, landing their ships along over 300 miles of coastline. Texas' most recent explorers drill the ocean's continental shelf for oil off the Texas coast. From LaBelle to Shell Oil, the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport tells our state's history from an ocean-going perspective! http://youtu.be/qRzzoKVGaZg You can read more about one of Read More

Barrington Living History Farm

Barrington Living History Farm

Barrington Farm was the home of Anson Jones, who immigrated to Texas in 1833 and served a congressman, senator, and Secretary of State before being elected as Texas' last governor. After ushering Texas into statehood, he retired to Barrington, near Washington-on-the-Brazos, with his family.   The Barrington Living History Farm is a wonderful experience, especially when Read More

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Buffalo Soldier

The Buffalo Soldiers are a rich part of Texas' history. You can see them at Fort Concho, OR you can visit the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston.   Somewhat like the Texas Rangers, the Buffalo Soldiers played a unique role in Texas' past. Their history is a specialized field of study that interests many re-enactors. Whether you learn about them as a spectator or Read More

Fort Concho

Fort Concho

Fort Concho in Abilene is one of the most active of Texas' frontier forts as far as interpretive history and re-enactments are concerned. Home to the famous Buffalo Soldiers, the fort hosts numerous educational events throughout the year. Most recently, they were invited to march in Texas Governor Greg Abbott's inaugural parade. You should definitely check them Read More

Frontier Texas

Frontier Texas

Frontier Texas is a history museum, a gift shop, and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Their current exhibit, "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier", is a hands-on adventure well worth seeing if you're in the area. All ages will enjoy the opportunity to explore and learn about this region's great history! Check out their website. You can Read More