Permanent Exhibits

Our permanent exhibit galleries are located on the first and second floor of the museum. Our permanent exhibits focus on railroad history with an emphasis on the Santa Fe and railroads in Texas. We also have a changing exhibit gallery, with new exhibits every 2 to 3 months. Our temporary exhibits explore general topics in U.S. history, as well as railroad history.

Temporary Exhibit:

June 16- August 10, 2019

1968: Folsom Redemption

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark concert that revived his music career, 1968: A Folsom Redemption is a collection of photographs and memories of two journalists lucky enough to be among a handful of eyewitnesses to the historic concerts. This candid and personal photography exhibition covers a critical juncture in the career of one of the twentieth century’s most beloved performers.

A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts

Upcoming Temporary Exhibits

September 1,2019-  October 20,2019  “Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War” 

The Exhibit features unsanitized and uncensored images of the Vietnam War taken by military photographers taken in the jungles, swamps, Forward Bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases in Vietnam. These indelible images of landscapes, objects, and faces give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.

“Picturing Nam” is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service. It is presented in part by Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum and Library, AARP, and the National Archives Foundation.