South Texas Heritage Center at Witte Museum

Saturday, May 26, 2012, will be the grand opening of the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum.  This two-story, 20,000 square foot addition will serve as the permanent home for the Witte’s South Texas collections.  Visitors will be able to experience over 150 years of change and rapid growth in San Antonio and South Texas.

Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum

Some of the new exhibits include:

  • San Antonio’s Main Plaza – a look at the famous square in the 1840s
  • Life along the border
  • Early years in South Texas – indigenous people, early settlers, the Missions
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Gallery dedicated to the 19th and 20th century early Texas art collections

With high-tech guides along the way, families can learn from cinematic robots, touch-screen computers, motion-trigger audio personas, and incredible sound and lighting effects capturing the interest and imagination of visitors young and old.


Kids will get to see what life what like for children in the 1800s.  A wagon display has a peek inside crate full of goods from that time period.  Families can work together to balance goods on a donkey’s back.  Kids can also carry two buckets of water with a yolk like kids back then had to.  In addition to the existing exhibits at the Witte, you’ll want to set aside a lot of time to really go through everything.


Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum




Saturday, May 26: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 27: Noon-5 p.m.

Monday, May 28: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address:  3801 Broadway | San Antonio, TX 78209

  • Witte Museum Boot Scoot and 5k Fun Run – opens the festivities with a morning run through Breckenridge Park
  • Demonstrations throughout the day
  • Cowboy/cowgirl dress up
  • Trick Roping
  • Horse interactions
  • Interactions with San Antonio Living History association
  • Much more!!!



The facility can accommodate up to 150 for a cocktail-style reception indoors and 250 for a seated dinner outside.  Please click here for more information.


3 thoughts on “South Texas Heritage Center at Witte Museum

  1. I so wish I could’ve attended this. I got the invitation but couldn’t with the move & all. The Kleburgs (well, maybe just Mr. Kleburg) are Aggies. We have buildings on campus named after them. 🙂 Love supporting my Ags.

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