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Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio

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  • This is both a Museum and a library. It serves as the state's primary center for multicultural education, with exhibits, programs, and events. We were lucky enough to meet Laura Ibarra the Visitor Ser...  more »
  • This is a facisnating museum showing how many different cultures affected and help shape the state of Texas. It's entertains for both adults and children, not only wonderful exhibits but lots of inter...  more »
  • We spent about two hours in the museum, which was about my three-year-old grandson's attention span. The two adults loved the clear descriptions of the various exhibits, and my grandson was delighted ...  more »
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  • One of my favorite museums. The atmosphere is great, and is a wonderful place to learn about the different ethnic groups in Texas. Also, make sure to come out to the Asian New Year Festival in February and the Texas Folklife Festival in June!
  • This place is great. There is a lot of reading to do so democraps might have a problem here but the historical information is amazing. Settlers of Texas came from so many nations. They badly wanted to become Texans, or Americans later on, and they never forgot their cultural history but they also assimilated and became proud citizens. They didn't come here illegally, refuse to learn the language here, and then fly their flag above the Texas and USA flag. These immigrants sacrificed so much and they really built America. This museum has so many personal stories from immigrants that moved here. The Indians and Texas weather gave them hell but they persevered and many made something of themselves. Remember the difference between legal and illegal immigrants. One assimilates, contributes, and genuinely want to be Americans. The other spits on the American flag, leeches off our welfare, education, and health system and doing all this while demanding interpreters.
  • I took my 2 and 4 year old there and they loved it! They have several hands on areas even small children can enjoy like the share cropper house mail room class room and doctors office. The museum is generally empty and has a wide open floor plan so your kids can go nuts. We have been twice and really enjoyed it.
  • The place is great! I went during the folklife festival. The organizers did a great job however, Muslim/Turkish stuff isn't part of Texas. They have Lebanese things, which is fine. They weren't muslims. This place has been trying to shove islam down ppl's throat. Previously, they had an exhibition about Muslims in Texas. Fort Hood is a good example.
  • This place is awesome. Learned a lot about Texas heritage and history.