So I know I hardly talk about my love of history, but trust me, it’s there and I nerd out over it often. This is why I love getting to know the history of my family, my culture, my city and any place I visit. The Briscoe Western Art Museum delivers on many levels.
It not only ¨…preserves the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions…,¨ but it has great educational opportunities sprinkled throughout via these Buckaroo Bags. So next time you’re there, check them out for some fun “…self-guided materials for exploration and play…” through out the Museum.
As we made our way around, we were intrigued by all the great activities they had laid out for us,
the wonderful sculptures,
and the fabulously maintained artifacts.
The highlight of the day for us both was the review of the battle of the Alamo model. It sparked a great conversation because the Briscoe Western Art Museum is less than a 1/2 mile away from the Alamo so we were able to bring some real world context to the places where the battle took place. My nephew, was more intrigued with the battle, where as my niece was more concerned with why people were being mean to each other wanting to take over each others land. We were planning to walk to the Alamo so that they could see the difference in the world showcased in the museum, to what is left and the history tied to it. Unfortunately, we got rained out and weren’t able to make the trip that day, but we definitely plan to come back to make the full circle connection for them.
Overall it was a lot of fun, not only because the kids got to take on some hands on activities, but they were also able to appreciate the history and artifacts housed at the museum. It was a wonderful way to spend our Saturday morning . If you live in San Antonio or are coming to visit soon, make sure to add the Briscoe Western Art Museum as one of your stops in your visit to the Riverwalk. 😀
What are your favorite San Antonio museums?
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but the Briscoe Western Art Museum provided entry for review by me and my guests. However, my love for the museum is my own.
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The Alamo is probably my favorite along with the rest of the missions. This museum looks really great too. Great for kids so they can have visuals to make that connection between past and present like you mentioned.
Yes mine too Liz! And the proximity to it from the museum makes for great conversations with kids as you walk along the river and check out the mix of old and new in our city. One of it’s greatest charms I think! 😀 Hope you have a great rest of the week!