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Past Exhibits

Texas Trails & Tales

For six weeks every summer, the ITC opens the five period buildings of the Back 40 and the junior docents lead guests on an adventure across the Texas frontier.


About the Exhibit:

Texas Trails & Tales

June 18, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Trail bosses, pioneers and U.S. Cavalry soldiers are ready to lead guests across the Texas Frontier for the Texas Trails & Tales summer season.
Costumed junior docents will lead the way for museum visitors as the Institute of Texan Cultures opens the re-creation period buildings of the Back 40 outdoor learning area: the one-room schoolhouse, frontier fort, adobe house, log house and barn.
Explore 1800s Texas and the daily lives of early settlers on the frontier. Activities include daily take-home crafts. Take lessons in the one-room school house, then enjoy schoolyard games. Make paper flowers at the adobe house. Enlist in the cavalry and study map reading at the fort. Wash clothes with homemade soap at the log house.
Texas Trails & Tales is held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 18 to July 27. Texas Trails & Tales activities will be suspended on July 4. The program is included with regular admission.
NOTE: While Texas Trails & Tales is not a structured summer camp, counselor-led recreational programs and families are gladly welcomed to take a tour or explore on their own.



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