Fresh off the grand opening of the highly-anticipated Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center, the Witte Museum invites you to continue the celebration this summer with Time Travel Saturdays, a monthly family-friendly experience that will transport visitors to the wild and vivid land of the 1800s. Each Time Travel Saturday will focus on a unique aspect of South Texas history and is included with museum admission, so be sure to catch all three!
Join us for On the Trail on Saturday, June 16, noon – 4 p.m. Act like one, live like one, be one… a cowboy or vaquero on the trail in South Texas, that is! Find out the needs and uses of ropes, bandanas, hats and canteens. Explore the tack and gear used with live animals and taste authentic chuck box cuisine. Plus, meet Bandera on the Road, a group of real cowboys from Bandera, Texas—the Cowboy Capital of the World!
On Saturday, July 21, from noon – 4 p.m. come experience A Day in the Market.Go shopping in a San Antonio market in the late 1800s. Meet seamstresses and soap makers selling their wares, shop for gun flint and brooms, try aguas frescas and fresh tortillas and find out what $3 could buy.
Don’t miss Tall Tales and Cowboy Songs on Saturday, August 18, from noon – 4 p.m. Have you ever been taken by a tall tale? Join us for some Texans spinning yarns—those great Texas Tall Tales! Sing along to traditional South Texas music, find out how to write a cowboy song or poem and try your hand at playing instruments that may have been played on the trail.
The South Texas Heritage Center, a 20,000 square-foot, two-story building that incorporates the historic Pioneer Hall, serves as a permanent home for the Witte’s South Texas collections, exhibitions and public programs, combined with the latest museum technology, to trace the legendary history of South Texas.
The Witte’s South Texas collections are cherished links to our interwoven heritage and include saddles, spurs, basketry, branding irons, historical clothing, land grants, art and firearms. The South Texas Heritage Center provides immersive and engaging experiences of real-life stories of the men, women and children of South Texas. Hear the traveling narratives of Tejano Freighters and the historical narratives ofChili Queens, merchants, Texas Indians, Spanish settlers, trail drivers, ranchers andfarmers. Encounter historic personas sharing the stories of vaqueros, cowboys, oilmen and women, gas industry leaders and the children who grew up on the land.
The South Texas Heritage Center and Time Travel Saturdays is included with museum general admission. For more information call 210.357.1910 or visitwww.WitteMuseum.org.