In doing so, they reveal much about who we are in the context of the big picture. But when we want to dig deeper and discover the details about our own local heritage and origins, we plan a trip to our hometown historical museum.
Almost every community in the state hosts a historical museum where artifacts and stories from the surrounding region reveal the nuances of who we have become, both as individuals and as a distinctly Texan community. They also often harbor the how’s and why’s as well. The hometown historical museum is the perfect place to learn about your family, your neighbors, your community, and your roots. It serves as archive, library, and encyclopedia, as center for celebration and revelation, and a constant in a fast-changing world where proof of our past resides, secure and discoverable.
Read more about museums in the Handbook of Texas Online.