Special permanent and traveling exhibitions allow visitors to experience Texas’ colorful past at Pioneer Farms. The following are currently on public display.
Two-Stepping across Texas
Texas dance halls helped make the Lone Star State’s music history like no other, showcased in an exhibit housed in a century-old hall built in West Point, Tex.
Henry & Ben: two guns
Henry Orsay, a Union soldier, arrived with famous Army Gen. George C. Custer. Ben Thompson, a gunslinger, turned lawman. They showcase the colorful 1870s.
An amazing collection of the 1800s version of ballpoint pens features elegant silver inkwells and ones owned by famous Texans, even a hoof from a favorite pet horse.
Tickwan-tic: native people
Experience how the Tonkawa Indians, the first inhabitants of the Austin area, lived in the centuries before the first settlers arrived — among several tribes in the area.
Wheels of Time: austin original
From the expensive coach once used by U.S. presidents and Texas governors to an original Lone Star stagecoach, this collection of horse-drawn history will surely amaze.
a trail named Chisholm
Cattle drives and longhorns are a key element in the Texas mystique and this exhibit highlights the first 150 years of the trail that once passed through Pioneer Farms.