An Evening at the Institute of Texan Cultures

Join FGS on Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for some barbecue and a visit to the Institute of Texas Cultures.

Institute of Texan CulturesRarely has there been an evening event more suited to genealogists! Co-hosts, the San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society will welcome FGS attendees to this amazing museum which showcases the ethnic and cultural history of Texas.  Exhibits in the Texans One and All collections tell the stories of the people who settled in Texas, including Hispanic, English, Irish, Scottish, Jewish, French, Lebanese, Belgian, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Swiss, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Czech, German, Wendish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, African American, Native American, and Hungarian.  The museum offers both permanent and rotating exhibits that display artifacts of Texans past and present.

The museum opened as the Texas State Exhibits Pavilion, which was built for the 1968 HemisFair celebration. In early 2010, it formalized an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. which grants the institute access to Smithsonian artifacts, education and much more. It is located in downtown San Antonio

Begin your evening with appetizers, and then enjoy a true Texas barbecue dinner, including slow-smoked beef brisket and chicken, potato salad, beans, rolls, dessert, and iced tea.

Explore the Institute at your leisure. An air-conditioned motor coach will be available to transport you from your hotel to the Institute or feel free to walk the short distance.

This event is sponsored in part by FamilySearch.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online when you register.

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