Explore the Texas Frontier in Abilene

Frontier Texas! offers newly renovated exhibits on life in early Texas By: Kelly Rosenfeld
All of Frontier Texas! Heritage center’s new additions are set to be part of the permanent collection. // © 2013 Abilene Convention and Visitors...
All of Frontier Texas! Heritage center’s new additions are set to be part of the permanent collection. // © 2013 Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau

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In March, the unique Frontier Texas! Western heritage center in Abilene, Texas, reopened a newly renovated exhibit that brings the Texas frontier to life. The museum uses state-of-the-art technology to guide visitors through history with hologram “Spirit Guides” of famous Texas pioneers such as Cynthia Ann Parker and Pat Garrett.

Upon entering the museum grounds, guests will be received by eight buffalo high above them, a newly designed piece of artwork and massive weathervane. Inside, they will find the new exhibit, “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier,” which includes a series of murals painted by local artist H.C. Zachry. Other features of the exhibit include a 37-seat welcome theater, a display of human scalps and newly acquired buffalo hunting artifacts with interactive display. New exhibits include “A Wild Land,” depicting life in early Texas and “Cowboy 101,” with information on cowboys and cattle drives. All of the new additions are set to be part of the permanent collection.

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