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The Chisholm Kid

The Chisholm Kid

The first black cowboy to be featured in a comic strip, The Chisholm Kid appeared from 1950 to 1954 in the Pittsburgh Courier, a storied black newspaper. An homage to the 5,000 to 9,000 Black cowboys who drove cattle along the Chisholm Trail.

Jan. 13 - Apr. 1, 2018

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Regular Operating Hours

Monday - Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission  

Adults (18-64) $10
Seniors (65 ) $8
Minors (6-17)
Military w/ID $8
Children (0-5) Free
Members Free
Groups of 10 $5/person
Second Sunday of the Month
(Excludes June)
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The Institute of Texan Cultures is located at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., at the corner of Chavez and Tower of the Americas Way (formerly Durango and Bowie). It is easiest to access from I-37, via the Chavez exit.

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Chisholm Kid - Pioneering Black Comic Book Character

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, ITC shows exhibit on Black cowboys, historic Black comic book character. Find out more

Revised 2017 Holiday Hours

Updated schedule includes full day on Dec. 31 Find out more

Seeking HemisFair '68 Photos and Footage

ITC looks to present HemisFair '68 from personal points of view, calls on residents for photos and home movies. Find out more

The Story of Texas Beer

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures presents "Brewing up Texas" Find out more

A Century Since World War I

A century after the Great War, UTSA and ITC focus on a pivotal point in history for "Texas in the First World War" exhibit​ Find out more

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