Institute of Texan Culture, San Antonio

Institute of Texan Culture, San Antonio (must see)

Institute of Texan Cultures is a museum and library located in HemisFair Park in downtown San Antonio. It serves as the state's primary center for multicultural education with exhibits, programs and events like the Texas Folklife Festival, an annual celebration of the many ethnicities that make up the population of Texas. The Folklife Festival has been held yearly since 1972. The facility, established by the Texas Legislature on May 27, 1965, originally served as the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68 before being turned over to the University of Texas System. It is now part of the HemisFair Park Campus of the University of Texas in San Antonio.
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Institute of Texan Culture on Map

Sight Name: Institute of Texan Culture
Sight Location: San Antonio, USA (See walking tours in San Antonio)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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