South Texas Heritage Museum + Free tickets!

South Texas Heritage Museum + Free tickets!

This post has been in my drafts for a while – this blog entry is on my first visit to the Witte Museum’s South Texas Heritage Center. Since that time I was invited back for a Mommy & Me blogging tour this past Friday and I will share that visit later in the week.

I received a media sneak peak invite from Fran Stephenson to tour the new South Texas Heritage Center and I was so excited! I dropped off the boys with my mom and headed down to Broadway.

I showed up at the Witte in the middle of a San Antonio downpour and was greeted by friendly staff at the door. They led us out a side door of the Witte and down a path to the new center. The building was gorgeous. I snapped a photo real quick as I tried to avoid the puddles and not smack anyone with my umbrella.

Once inside we were given an introduction and began a tour of the 1st floor which includes the Russel Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery, George West Trail Drivers Gallery & the Will Rogers Classroom.

I really enjoyed the Trail Drivers photos and cowboy gear on display being a horseback rider myself. The display in the photo above allows you to scroll through the trail drivers photos and learn more about them.

We then explored upstairs area A Wild and Vivid Land: Stories of South Texas. I cannot begin to describe everything that is included up here. What stuck me the most was what a fabulous job they have done making something for everyone. Adults, teens and kids can all find something to do and learn. They have such a neat variety of displays and integration of technology. Here are a few of my favorite things.

This Indian head piece was so detailed and beautiful. They definitely took time and pride in these pieces of art.

They have an old Menger Hotel Registry and the display highlights some of the signatures with details about the famous cowboys who were guests.

This display is part of the oil and gas section and is a good example of cool technology that is sprinkled throughout the displays.

The wall mural is something to see – well really the whole place is! If you love cowboys, vaqueros, indians, horses, guns, swords, art or history you will LOVE the new South Texas Heritage Center.

I can’t wait to show you the visit from last week with the boys! If you would like to visit the Witte and share this fun experience with your family then enter below. Some of my fellow mommy bloggers and I are doing a group giveaway. Enter the Rafflecopter entry below and follow my friends for more entry chances.

We are giving away lots of 4 packs of tickets – make sure you use them up by September 3rd before they expire.

To enter the giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets click the link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hurry quick the giveaway ends tonight at midnight and the tickets are good through September 3, 2012.

 

Disclosure: I was invited to the Witte as part of a media sneak peek and given free admission before it opened. In addition, my boys and I were invited to the Witte for the Mommy & Me event last Friday. We were given free admission and tickets to use for this giveaway. All that was asked of us was to share our experience with our friends.