Archival image from the Austin History Center of a man and boy riding horses down the street.

Juneteenth: History on Parade

Just two blocks from the Austin's Annual Juneteenth Parade, the French Legation is screening historic footage of Juneteenth celebrations from Austin's past. Videos include footage from 1976 and the 1990s and showcase how East Austin has celebrated past and present. Cool off in our visitor center for a while and journey into the past before celebrating today.

Mathew "Bones" Hooks Historical Marker Dedication

Please join the Potter County Historical Commission and the City of Amarillo as they host the historical marker dedication for Mathew "Bones" Hooks.

A group of people huddle together in front of one of the cases in the San Jacinto Museum. The artifacts inside are not visible from this angle.

La Porte Free Thursdays

This summer, we're giving back to our community with free admission to the San Jacinto Museum to residents of La Porte every Thursday in June and July.  Bring proof of La Porte residency and explore our exhibits, delve into the rich history of Texas, and enjoy a day at the San Jacinto Museum.

Image of text against a white background: "Sam's Summer" in bold, black letters at the left top, "STEAM" in colorful letters with images of a lightbulb, quilt square, ooze dripping, morse code, paint splatter, and a fingerprint around it, and "Series" in bold, black letters at the bottom right

Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Optical Illusion Toys (Morning)

Join us on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 am as we start Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Optical Illusion Toys!

Willie Lusk Historical Marker Dedication

Please join the Lubbock County Historical Commission as they host the historical marker dedication for Willie Lusk.

A wooden drop spindle with cotton looped through its hook. The spindle lies on its side on a yellow table

Demo Day: Drop Spindle Spinning

On June 20th, come learn about the history of textile spinning and witness a live demonstration of thread spinning on a drop spindle. Drop in any time between 11 AM and 3 PM.

Archival image from the Austin History Center of a man and boy riding horses down the street.

Juneteenth: History on Parade

Just two blocks from the Austin's Annual Juneteenth Parade, the French Legation is screening historic footage of Juneteenth celebrations from Austin's past. Videos include footage from 1976 and the 1990s and showcase how East Austin has celebrated past and present. Cool off in our visitor center for a while and journey into the past before celebrating today.

Soldier Equipment Display

A Soldier's Life

Visit for a hands on experience of Soldier's equipment from the 1800s at Fort Lancaster

Thursday, June 20th, 2024 from 1pm to 4pm.

Contact Fort Lancaster at: 432-836-4391 for more information.

Image of text against a white background: "Sam's Summer" in bold, black letters at the left top, "STEAM" in colorful letters with images of a lightbulb, quilt square, ooze dripping, morse code, paint splatter, and a fingerprint around it, and "Series" in bold, black letters at the bottom right

Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Optical Illusion Toys (Afternoon)

Join us on Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 pm as we start Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Optical Illusion Toys!