May 24, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014 -
Experience life as a virtual dinosaur in this exhibit. Visitors explore a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video-game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more.
Sep 13, 2014 -
The guestbook at Fanthorp Inn--one of the most important and best-preserved stagecoach inns in Texas--is an important reflection of the pages of history-honored Texans. This presentation tells the stories of famous travelers who spent time at the Fanthorp, which hosted guests such as Anson Jones, Sam Houston and Robert E. Lee. During his march to Mexico in 1946, Zachary Taylor camped at the inn; his officers were treated to an elegant formal dinner at while his troops were fed under a tree outside. The 35- to 40-minute program is presented throughout the day. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
May 17, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014 -
This exhibit offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low-tech and high-tech tools that restore and extend human abilities. Grand Gallery, 636 S. Main St.
Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014 -
Includes food and craft vendors with live music and a carnival. Downtown, 110 S. Main.
Sep 20, 2014 -
This program looks at the men who served as president of the Lone Star Republic, where they came from, and how they were elected. These 35- to 40-minute presentations begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Sep 20, 2014 -
Today, the Fanthorp Inn is a much different structure than what the original owners began with. Visitors tour the inn and look at how the building grew and changed to meet the needs of both the family and its businesses. Presentations are ongoing throughout the day and last approximately 35-40 minutes. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Sep 21, 2014 -
Before the days of weather radar, people had to observe the world around them for signs of storms or other changes in the weather. One of the most common ways to do this was by studying the clouds. Visitors learn how to read the clouds and predict the weather in this fun program. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Jul 25, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 -
Take a mind-bending journey from Earth to the far reaches of space--back to the beginning of the universe about 13.6 billion years ago--in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition. Grapevine Tower Gallery.
Oct 11, 2014 -
This program offers a glimpse of the ceremonies and rituals of death in 19th-century Texas. The unfortunate death of Henry Fanthorp, proprietor of one of Texas' most successful stagecoach inns, on Oct. 31, 1867, reminds us of the fragile state of life in the 1800s. Presentations are ongoing through the day and last 35-40 minutes. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 -
Each year features a new production with more "spirits" portrayed by stellar actors. The tour sells out each year; get tickets early. Proceeds benefit the Caldwell County Jail Museum. City Cemetery, 705 Wichita St.
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