“Texas! The Exhibition”

Yes, there’s a little something about the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto in “Texas! The Exhibition,” but neither of those storied events takes center stage. Guest curator J. P. Bryan says, “The whole purpose of the exhibit is to show the incredible history that we all share in Texas. There’s much more to Texas history than the Alamo and [the Battle of] San Jacinto. To me, those are just two interesting components in a very rich and varied history.”

Currently on view at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, “Texas!” marks the 175th anniversary of Texas independence and includes historic relics such as James Bowie’s famous knife, which was found at the Alamo, Davy Crockett’s pistol, artifacts from the 1685 shipwreck of the La Belle, part of La Salle’s fleet, and the Come and Take It cannon, used in the war for independence from Mexico.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Through September 5. 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $18 to $25.
March 6-Sept. 5, 2011


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