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Texas Folklife Festival

The Texas Folklife Festival embodies the history and heritage of the state by allowing visitors to learn the story of Texas in the best way possible—by experiencing it for themselves.

Chinese Huqin

The Chinese violin on display in the Music Room area of the Institute of Texan Cultures is a huqin or “Hu-Chin” which is a general term given to any spiked

Travis Club Cigar Box

This cigar box in the Institute of Texan Cultures collections was for a private blend of cigars, made especially for the exclusive Travis Club in San Antonio. They were produced

Japanese Abacus

Before the invention of the computer or calculator, merchants used counting boards or an abacus to keep track of inventory and their finances. The abacus replaced other primitive counting devices