Learn About Texas’ Diverse History in San Antonio
Rock n’ Roll music, exercise, charity, and much more completes the unique Rock n’ Roll marathon winding through San Antonio this weekend! Racers have the choice of running a full or half marathon starting at 7:30am. Along the course will be several local bands to entertain and encourage runners to finish the race. Once across the finish line, racers will have the chance to enjoy the headlining artist, Jo Dee Messina, on the main stage. The Grammy-nominated country singer gained attention with her songs “Heads Carolina, Tails California” and “You’re Not In Kansas Anymore.” This one-of-a-kind race has hit cities all over the world so don’t miss one of this year’s last stops inSan Antonio!
A short walk away from the Alamo and the River Walk sits the 182,000-square-foot complex that features 65,000 square feet of exhibits that tell the story of the massive state known as Texas. It has grown to be the 15th largest economy in the world and the second most populous state in the US; exhibits in this museum trace Texas through history to tell the story of those who have helped complete its diverse culture. The main goal of the museum, which is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is to investigate the ethnic and cultural history of the state and use the findings to educate others.
With exhibits that are constantly changing, no two trips to the Institute of Texan Cultures will be the same. Currently, the museum is showcasing “Bantu Eyez: Somali Bantu of Texas,” an exhibit featuring photographs of Somali Bantu people who have relocated to San Antonio due to war in their country, “IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas,” an exhibit about the intersection of American Indian and African American cultures from the Smithsonian, and “Made In Texas,” an exhibit that explores a diverse array of objects made in Texas. Several other exhibits complete the current collection. For more information about other exhibits at the museum and ticket prices, visit this link.
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