museums http://tpr.org en Museum Of The Pacific War Marking Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor http://tpr.org/post/museum-pacific-war-marking-anniversary-pearl-harbor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s called the Museum of the Pacific War, but w</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hy in the world is a museum dedicated to the World War II Pacific front in Fredericksburg, Texas, which is quite a ways from any body of water?</span></p><p>The Admiral Nimitz foundation is the parent entity of the museum, and as&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">President and CEO Gen. Mike&nbsp;</span>Hagee&nbsp;revealed, the name of that foundation contains the reason why the museum is there.</p><p>"Admiral Nimitz is from Fredericksburg, Texas," Hagee said.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:30:14 +0000 Jack Morgan 22534 at http://tpr.org Museum Of The Pacific War Marking Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Briscoe Western Art Museum Opens Saturday http://tpr.org/post/briscoe-western-art-museum-opens-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Named after the late Governor Dolph Briscoe, the new <a href="http://www.briscoemuseum.org/" target="_blank">Briscoe&nbsp;Western Art Museum</a> opens Saturday. At a preview this week, Executive Director Steven Karr welcomed members of the press:</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:14:11 +0000 Jack Morgan 20682 at http://tpr.org Briscoe Western Art Museum Opens Saturday Fort Sam Houston Museum Gets New Home At Quadrangle http://tpr.org/post/fort-sam-houston-museum-gets-new-home-quadrangle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The existing Fort Sam Houston Museum was built in 1905 and takes visitors through the history of the Army in San Antonio from establishment of the post in 1845 to present day </span>JBSA-Fort<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sam Houston.</span></p><p>Much like other areas of the rapidly-growing military presence in San Antonio, the museum has outgrown its space, and the building was old and deemed not up to standards. The U.S. Army Center of Military History said to shut it down, but Army North invited the museum to relocate to the historic Quadrangle.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:32:44 +0000 Eileen Pace 6239 at http://tpr.org Fort Sam Houston Museum Gets New Home At Quadrangle A Way-Cool Look At How To Build A Museum, And A Dinosaur http://tpr.org/post/way-cool-look-how-build-museum-and-dinosaur The new Perot Museum of Science and Nature is tough to avoid in these parts, with its opening Saturday and the weeks &#160;of coverage leading up to the big debut. But one of the coolest products just arrived: a time-lapse video showing the construction of architect Thom Mayne's&#160;landmark building.<p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:41:26 +0000 Rick Holter 2693 at http://tpr.org A Way-Cool Look At How To Build A Museum, And A Dinosaur