Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX Photos

The Institute of Texan Cultures occupies the former Texas Pavilion of the HemisFair '68 World Exposition. It is run by the University of Texas and contains displays about the various peoples who settled Texas: Native peoples, the Spanish, other Europeans, and others from around the world. Participating cultures have supplied artifacts.

Click thumbnail to enlarge. F11 to view website full screen.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in former Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68. San Antonio, TX.Alamodome stadium & former Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68. San Antonio, TX.Flags of nations which participated in HemisFair '68 in front of Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Fountain & geometric islands at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in former Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68. San Antonio, TX.Alamodome stadium (1993) & former Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68. San Antonio, TX.Flags of nations which participated in HemisFair '68 in front of Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Fountain & geometric islands at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Theater with cultural show at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Native culture display with tepee at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Diorama of Caddo native life & artifacts at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Pine-needle baskets by Alabama & Coushatta native peoples at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Theater with cultural show at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Native culture display with tepee at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Diorama of Caddo native life & artifacts at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Pine-needle baskets by Alabama & Coushatta native peoples at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Mescalero Apache basket lid at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache basket at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Painted rawhide parfleche at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache beaded bag at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Mescalero Apache basket lid at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache basket at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Painted rawhide parfleche at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Apache beaded bag at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Kiowa wood carving of buffalo hunt at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Diorama of native life & artifacts at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Sky Twins carved on Caddo stone pipe at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Diorama of Firecracker Pueblo near El Paso at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Kiowa wood carving of buffalo hunt at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Diorama of native life & artifacts at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Sky Twins (coninisí) carved on Caddo stone pipe at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Diorama of Firecracker Pueblo near El Paso at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Natives Tigua dress at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Studebaker wagon with chuck wagon rigged on back at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Studebaker chuck wagon as used in cattle drives at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee, the first pre-roasted coffee which took over the market & became the favorite of cowboys. It came with one peppermint candy stick which cooks gave as a reward to the cowboy who ground the coffee at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Natives Tigua dress at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Studebaker wagon with chuck wagon rigged on back (c1870) at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Studebaker chuck wagon (c1870) as used in cattle drives at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee, the first pre-roasted coffee which took over the market & became the favorite of cowboys. It came with one peppermint candy stick which cooks gave as a reward to the cowboy who ground the coffee at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Mounted longhorn cow at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Quilt of cattle brands at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Hearse by Sayers & Scovill Co. of Cincinnati, OH, used in Castroville, TX at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Castas engravings showing classes based on mixtures of European, Indian & African heritage in Spanish colonies at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Mounted longhorn cow at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Quilt of cattle brands at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Hearse (1898) by Sayers & Scovill Co. of Cincinnati, OH, used in Castroville, TX (1919-1930) at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Castas engravings (c1784) showing classes based on mixtures of European, Indian & African heritage in Spanish colonies at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Posada celebration objects from Hispanic culture at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Tamales making traditions from Hispanic culture at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Cinco de Mayo / May 5 celebration display with photo of Ignacio Zaragoza who won revolutionary battle of Puebla, Mexico from Hispanic culture at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Quinceañera display how Hispanic girls celebrate becoming 15 at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Posada celebration objects from Hispanic culture at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Tamales making traditions from Hispanic culture at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Cinco de Mayo / May 5 celebration display with photo of Ignacio Zaragoza who won revolutionary battle of Puebla, Mexico (1862) from Hispanic culture at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Quinceañera display how Hispanic girls celebrate becoming 15 at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Bandshell in European section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.It's A Long, Long Way to Tipperary sheet music in Irish Texans section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Irish Texans section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Scottish Texans section with dress kilt at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Bandshell in European section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.It's A Long, Long Way to Tipperary sheet music (1912) in Irish Texans section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Irish Texans section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Scottish Texans section with dress kilt at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Metal butter dish with sculpted cow on top at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Belgian Texans section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Callsen barometer by R. Petitpierre of Wiesbaden at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Swiss pipe at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Metal butter dish with sculpted cow on top at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Belgian Texans section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Callsen barometer by R. Petitpierre of Wiesbaden at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Swiss pipe at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Italian grocery store at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Jewish Texans at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Slovakian & Moravian Texans native wedding dress at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Chinese Texans at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Italian grocery store at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Jewish Texans at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Slovakian & Moravian Texans native wedding dress at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Chinese Texans at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Commemoration of German song fest in German section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.German zither & pioneer flute at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.German marriage certificate from San Antonio at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Portrait medallion of Berlin lady by Elisabet Ney a Texan from Germany at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Commemoration of German song fest (1816) in German section at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.German zither & pioneer flute at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.German marriage certificate (1902) from San Antonio at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Portrait medallion of Berlin lady (1896) by Elisabet Ney a Texan from Germany at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Architectural elements from Texas homes by Rudolph Melchior who came to Texas from Germany at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Architectural elements from Texas homes by Rudolph Melchior who came to Texas from Germany at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Map of areas settled by Germans in Texas at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Norwegian & Swedish Texans at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Architectural elements from Texas homes by Rudolph Melchior who came to Texas from Germany (1853) at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Architectural elements from Texas homes by Rudolph Melchior who came to Texas from Germany (1853) at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Map of areas settled by Germans in Texas (1840s-80s) at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Norwegian & Swedish Texans at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
African-American Texans sharecropper's house at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Interior of African-American Texans sharecropper's house at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Interior of African-American Texans sharecropper's house at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Black Texans & Second Emancipation display at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
African-American Texans sharecropper's house at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Interior of African-American Texans sharecropper's house at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Interior of African-American Texans sharecropper's house at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.Black Texans & Second Emancipation display at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.
Black Texans on the frontier display at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.


Black Texans on the frontier display at Institute of Texan Cultures. San Antonio, TX.



See Also:

All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
All rights reserved. Permission required to use.