The most historic spot on the Witte campus dates back to 1719. The Acequia Madre or Alamo Acequia and Diversion Dam were built by Mission Indians during the Spanish Colonial period. They carried water through diversion ditches to the acequia, traveling the same route as Broadway to the Presidio, to irrigate crops near the missions. Witte… Read more »
Connecting Texas: 300 Years of Trails, Rails, and Roads February – September 2018 From the earliest foot paths to modern highways, people have traversed Texas to make connections. Historic maps provide a glimpse into these journeys. Explore how early Texas trails brought peoples and cultures into contact and conflict and served as the lifeline of… Read more »
The George West Trail Drivers Gallery stands as a memorial to those Texans who built the Texas cattle industry and carried livestock up the trail in the 1800s after the civil war. The gallery features artifacts and portraits with biographies of many who were important in the era.
To celebrate the Witte Museum’s renowned collections, this innovative center has been created to provide visible access to the vast and diverse collection when not on display in the museum’s galleries. The Center allows museum professionals to preserve the collection through proper light levels, temperature and humidity control while providing access to visitors and researchers… Read more »
The H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health System is a revolutionary experience that will increase your Health I.Q., Empowerment and Wellness. Sign in and select a Buddy to be your virtual guide through four floors of interactive adventures for all ages. Receive a special POWERpass card to scan at fun activity stations. Cycle through… Read more »
Wild and Vivid Land: Stories of South Texas The Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center serves as a repository for the Witte’s vast and remarkable collection of South Texas historical artifacts. The 20,000-square-foot, two-story building incorporates the historic Texas Centennial Building, Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery, George West Trail Drivers Gallery,… Read more »