Featured Exhibit

The Texas Governor's Mansion

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The Texas Governor's Mansion tells the story of the most historic house in Texas with stunning modern images and vintage photographs on 15 large-scale banners. First Families have enjoyed the home's handsome interior and its collection of fine and decorative arts for more than a century. Come learn about the Mansion's rich past and famous residents, including Sam Houston, James Hogg and Ann Richards. Organized and created by the Friends of the Governor's Mansion (FGM), the exhibit celebrates and honors their 40th Anniversary.


LEGO Texas State Capitol

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The first-ever LEGO replica of the majestic Texas State Capitol has debuted at the Capitol Visitors Center at Capitol Square. This original work was designed and built by Ben Rollman, a lifelong LEGO collector and builder. With help from fellow members of the Texas LEGO User Group ("TexLUG"), Rollman spent more than 3 months assembling approximately 65,000 bricks into a detailed model of the 1888 statehouse.

Capitol Dome Model

Look inside the dome and see the intricate architectural details of the Capitol's unique double dome construction.

A Hero's Reward: Land Grants of the Texas Revolution

Walk in the footsteps of Texas Revolution soldiers who received land as payment for their service.

Capitol Construction

Examine blueprints, building materials and even the star of the 1888 Goddess of Liberty.

Capitol Timeline

Explore digital stations to uncover fascinating details of Texas and Capitol history.

XIT: A Capitol Deal

Discover the connection between financing the Capitol and Texas ranching through video and artifacts.

The Texas Capitol: Building for the Ages

View the history, non-public spaces and stunning imagery of the Capitol in this award-winning film.

O. Henry

See the architecture that inspired famed writer O Henry when he worked in this building.

A Diverse Blend: Celebrating Texas Food

From delectable Tex-Mex to savory barbeque, Texas has a world-famous reputation for delicious foods. Although the flavors are widely known, what many people might not know is the roots of Texas food. A Diverse Blend explores how diverse Texas communities have blended unique and traditional ingredients to create a fusion of world-renowned flavors that is Texas food. Explore unique items including Austin's first published cookbook, home movies, vintage cookware and collectables from many food festivals from across the state.

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