Long-term exhibits in the museum share the stories of many different people who have made Texas home over the centuries. Exploring this rich diversity helps visitors understand the contributions cultural groups have made in shaping our state into what it is today.
Many different cultural groups are currently represented in our long-term exhibits. The Institute of Texan Cultures has long-term exhibits featuring the following groups: Native American, African American, Italian, English, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Swiss, Chinese, Wendish, Hungarian, Lebanese, Danish, Dutch, German, Czech, Japanese, French, Spanish/Tejano, Greek, Jewish, Polish, and Belgian.
Recently the museum launched a project to devise a new Master Exhibition Plan for the long-term exhibition floor. The most significant shift is the adoption of a thematic approach to exploring Texas’ cultures. Allowing for greater opportunity to explore human interactions, theme-focused stories will more sharply highlight the contributions each culture has made to our state. This re-envisoned environment of discovery will appeal to a new generation of learners, while increasing the ability to share stories that have not had a voice at the museum before. The Institute is still finalizing the conceptual plan for our future exhibitions but, we encourage you to come back frequently to check on our progress!