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July 2010 WittE-Newsletter
Witte Museum

July, 2010

You've probably noticed the new look at the Witte. We have a new logo and new colors everywhere. We even have a new website! This is all part of our announcement to begin construction on the South Texas Heritage Phase of the Witte Museum's Master Plan. We are all looking forward to a great, new South Texas Heritage Center opening in Spring 2012, but you don't have to wait until then for good times at the Witte. Check out all of the events and programs in July!

Events & Programs:

Sunday Jazz at the Witte
Alto Madness Orchestra with John Magaldi
Sunday | July 11 | 4 - 7 p.m.

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax in the Witte courtyard. Kids are welcome. The H-E-B Science Treehouse will be open. Food and beverages on sale by TÖST Bistro.

Included with museum admission. Members get in free.

Call 210.357.1910 for more information.

Events & Programs

Fossil Family Day
Sunday | July 25 |
1-4 p.m.

Have you ever wondered about a fossil you have found? Bring your fossils and the entire family to this identification day where fossil experts will be on hand to examine and identify these natural objects. Watch an actual fossil preparation, interact with the preparator as he works and find out answers to questions about how scientists study animals that have been extinct for millions of years. Included with museum admission.

For more information please call 210.357.1910.

Daily programs:

Dinos and a Movie: Valley of Gwangi (1969)
Sunday | July 18 | 2 p.m.

Don't miss the action-packed, full-sound, Sci-Fi, Western cult classic Valley of Gwangi! Join the Witte, Sunday July 18th, for this summer film festival experience. "Dinosaur George" Blasing will also provide a dynamic and informative introduction. Included with museum admission.

Call 210.357.1910 for more information.

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Summer Adventure Club

July 5-30 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Week-long day camp for children in grades 1-2 & 3-5

Make new friends as you explore the environment, experiment with science and encounter the people of South Texas history.

Living Long Ago
Grades 1-2: Experience the travel and everyday life as an 18th century South Texan. Dress up, meet the people, imagine the smells and create the sounds of the San Antonio plazas.
Grades 3-5: Become an archeologist and explore how the people of the canyon lands lived, hunted and prepared food to survive the environment 4,000 years ago.

Dynamic Dinosaurs
Grades 1-2 & 3-5: Take a journey through time and discover what dinosaurs left behind. Examine fossils and skeletons, then excavate and investigate to learn more about the ever changing world of dinosaurs.

The Wonders of Water
Grades 1-2 & 3-5: Trek into nature at Brackenridge Park, the Headwaters Sanctuary and the San Antonio River to become an urban naturalist observing, examining and exploring the natural world around you. Create a page of recycled paper, design your own eco-journal and find your age in tree rings!

Cost is $180 per week for museum members and $230 per week for non-members. Call 210.357.1910 to make reservations today!

Museum News:

Witte Museum Goes Public with the South Texas Heritage Phase

The Witte Museum proudly announced the South Texas Heritage Phase of the capital campaign, It's About Time: A Campaign for the Witte Museum, on June 23. The Phase includes the South Texas Heritage Center and the Witte Research Center. The Witte Museum was pleased to announce 71% of the goal has been secured for the South Texas Heritage Phase of the capital campaign and is reaching out to the community for support to reach the goal and close out the Phase. Construction of the South Texas Heritage Center will begin Fall 2010 and the doors will open to the public Spring 2012. The South Texas Heritage Center will serve as a permanent home for the Witte's collections, exhibitions and public programs, and will encompass 20,000 square feet as a two-story building, incorporating Pioneer Hall. The Witte Research Center will house the Witte's vast permanent collection, boasting 180,000 artifacts, when not on view in the South Texas Heritage Center. The Witte Research Center will adopt an open-to-the-public, visible format - underscoring the importance of the Witte Museum collections and placing the Witte at the forefront of museums nationally with the open storage approach. To participate, please contact Heather Welder Russo at 210.357.1851 or or visit the website at

The New Witte Logo

In conjunction with the announcement of the South Texas Heritage Phase, the Witte unveiled a complete rebranding with a new logo and new colors, representative of the future Witte. The three new colors represent the Witte’s three initiatives: brown represents South Texas History, green represents Science and blue represents Environmental Ecology. The arches above the logo represent an aqueduct that will transport water from a historical acequia that runs beneath the Witte campus. With the campus expansion, this acequia will be unearthed and transport water to a beautiful aqueduct, which will serve as a water feature right on Broadway in front of the museum.

Spring 2010

Spring 2010


Don Yena: Painting the South Texas History
Now through August 1, 2010
Focus Gallery

Texas Art: A Sense of History
Now through August 22, 2010
Piper Memorial Wing

A Royal Garden
Now through August 22, 2010
Betty Coates Textile Gallery

Dinosaurs Unearthed
Now through September 6, 2010
Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery
$3 surcharge

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