About The Museum

A unique institution in Texas, the Zapata County Museum of History presents a comprehensive, balanced storyline in English and Spanish developed through the use of local archives. Authentic artifacts and interactives enhance the text and graphics as the story develops beginning with the geologic development of the area, the native plants and animals, and the progression of the human imprint. Initially financed by the county, the Museum plans to develop strong partnerships with school districts, foundations, and corporations.

Museum Layout

All visitors start their escorted tours at the theater by the entrance for an eight minute video that gives an overview of the Museum’s collection. The presentation follows a natural historical progression from the geological formation of the region millions of years ago to  the present.
Click here to view a map of the Zapata Museum of History location.