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Institute of Texan Cultures


The Institute of Texan Cultures gives voice to the experiences of people from across the globe who call Texas home, providing insight into the past, present and future.

Visitors to the museum will learn the stories of immigrants from around the globe who settled in Texas and contributed to what is today the 15th largest economy in the world. Located at Hemisfair, steps from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Tower of the Americas, and only a short walk from The Alamo and the Riverwalk, the museum is a popular destination for tourists, residents, students, researchers, history buffs, and shopping enthusiasts.

The museum is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio. It plays a role in the university’s community engagement initiatives by developing quality, accessible resources for educators and lifelong learners on topics of cultural heritage. It strives to develop a rich and vibrant culture in the arts and humanities that will expand the community’s awareness and appreciation of Texas through an engaging series of exhibits, programs, and special events.

Volunteers help us by conducting tours and presenting exhibits. If a part of Texas History interests you, or you are interested in museums, this would be an ideal volunteer opportunity for you. Please email for more information.   
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