Deep in the heart

I traveled to San Antonio recently, for a day-job conference, and on the first night, a reception was held at the Institutes of Texan Cultures.  Wow.  This was an amazing museum, chronicling all the different settlers of Texas through time, organized by cultural background.  I didn’t get to see every exhibit, although I spent the entire 2 and a half hours I was there soaking up as much as I could.  Here’s a little photo tour of some of the coolest parts:

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Very Deco bibles and books from Germany and Eastern Europe

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Sharecropper’s Kitchen

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Amazing, huge quilt with a flag border

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Large weaving loom

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wall embroidery- detail and translation below…

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Love this text! 

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I wish the hook was more visible in this photo- it was really beautiful…

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Spinning wheel, complete with spinning docent…

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There was so much more, but I couldn’t get decent photos of everything- there’s a little more over on my flickr.  If you live near San Antonio, I highly recommend a visit!

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