2014 Summer Camps are now open for registration for grades 1st-6th. The camp theme is “Wild About Texas” and will feature fun experiences and activities on Texas wildlife. June 23th-24th, 26th-27th.
90 minutes of hands-on adventure can be found in “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Open daily, year-round.
Frontier Texas serves as a regional history museum, the visitor center for the Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail region and a great Texas-themed gift store. Open daily, year-round
All ages will enjoy the many opportunities to explore and learn about this region’s great history.
Miss Frontier Texas 2014
Not your average beauty pageant
Summer Camps 2014
You and your kids will love what we have planned this summer!
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region
This month in Texas history
Date: April 19, 1924
On this day, the West Texas Historical Association was organized at the Taylor County Courthouse in Abilene. The organization was the brainchild of Royston Campbell Crane Sr., the son of former Baylor University president William Carey Crane. Crane and six Abilene residents, including R. N. Richardson, Laura J. D. Scarborough, and William C. Holden, signed the call for the organizational meeting. In 1925 the association, headquartered at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, began publication of its annual Year Books, which have included scholarly articles, memoirs, documents, book reviews, and other miscellaneous pieces. The association has grown from twenty-four members in 1924 to several hundred.