Texas Trails & Tales: June 20 - July 29

June 8, 2011 10:24 AM


Annual summer program opens Back 40 period buildings for a look at the Texas frontier

For six weeks every summer, junior docents at the Institute of Texan Cultures play the roles of pioneers, ranch hands and trail bosses for Texas Trails & Tales.
Held at the Back 40 outdoor learning area, the summer program opens five period buildings for hands-on learning experiences: a one-room school house, log cabin, barn, fort and adobe house.
The middle- and high-schoolers lead guests in activities unique to each setting. Learn how to rope cattle at the barn, read maps with Buffalo Soldiers at the fort, take a lesson in penmanship at the school house or catch up on chores at the log cabin.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29
(Regular hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.)
NOTE: Texas Trails & Tales will be suspended, Monday, July 4.  The museum will observe regular hours.
The Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
Texas Trails & Tales is included in regular admission. $8 for adults (12-64); $7 for seniors (65+); $6 for children (3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.
For additional information, call (210) 458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com.




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