The Witte Museum

The Witte Museum is in San Antonio TX, right next to Brackenridge Park. Much of it is oriented towards little kids (there were a couple of school groups there during my visit), but there is also a nice collection of artifacts from Texas history.

Here are some photos from an afternoon at the museum.

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The museum

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The Treehouse

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Inside the museum

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Re-enactor giving a talk to a school tour

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“Tejano Freighter” wagon cart

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Colt Army pistol, an engraved presentation model

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Spittoon, used to keep people from spitting tobacco juice on the floor

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Bowie knife found on the San Jacinto battlefield

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Cheyenne moccasins

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Comanche shirt

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“Trail Drivers”, a sculpture by Gutzon Borglum. Some may recognize that name—he carved Mount Rushmore.

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The best part of the Witte Museum is, alas, still under constructions—the dinosaur hall. Here you can see a mounted dino skeleton through the window.

 

 

 

 

 


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