Clustered in a building in Chalk Hill at the time of this episode, the close-quarters of the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications has since relocated to Kilgore to show off their collection of radio, television, and camera equipment. Chronicling and compiling the history of these artifacts that signed off the air long ago was a hobby that the owner, Chuck Conrad, took seriously even as a kid in the 60s. Now a compendium of communication history, the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications is well worth the stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Audie Murphy Museum
We stop at the Audie Murphy Museum to learn about a famous Texan who conquered not only the battlefields of World War II, but the silver screen in Hollywood as well.
The Texas Bucket List – Ben Hogan Museum
We head out to Dublin — Texas, that is — to learn about the golfing legend from Texas that left a legacy in the Lone Star State that was larger than life. The Ben Hogan Museum chronicles the incredible story of a man who just didn’t take no for an answer. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – American Wind Power Center
It’s off to the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock to see some of the most unique windmills in the world! Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Burton Cotton Gin Festival
With everything bigger and better in Texas, it’s no surprise that Burton houses the oldest cotton gin in the world in its city limits. The ground starts shaking, your heart starts pounding, and out pops a bale of cotton every year at the Cotton Gin Festival. A celebration that brings in thousands, you won’t want to miss this piece of Texas heritage on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Selena Museum and Monument
Over 20 years after her death, Selena’s music and memory are as strong as ever in the Lone Star State. At the Selena Museum and Monument in Corpus Christi, we speak to Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father, about the legacy she left behind and the impact her life made on young girls then and now. For a chance to learn more about the Queen of Tejano Music, the Selena Museum and Monument is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List.
The Texas Bucket List – The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & The Tex Ritter Museum
Polish your boots and get your guitar ready for the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage! Many a country crooner is now immortalized in history for their rise in fame and their country twang. This hall is dedicated to all those musicians with special connections to the Lone Star State including Carthage’s native son Tex Ritter.
So get ready to “Jingle Jangle Jingle” as you head out “On the Road Again” because this is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Sid Richardson Museum
The Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth takes you back to when the West was wild through the artwork of Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. Thanks to the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, you are free to browse the collection at no cost to you. Hear the sounds of drums and hoofs beating, smell the dirt and sweat, and relive the past through the art that makes this museum well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center
Polka music, Kolaches, and pivo — for the Czech Hertiage Museum and Genealogy Center in Temple, these things are only the tip of the iceberg of the wealth of history and culture preserved in their museum. They have everything you ever wanted to know about early Czech settlers in Texas from their bibles to their dialect. So while you’re sipping your Slivovitz, be sure to add this one to your list because it’s well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
The Texas Bucket List – Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown
We visit the Spindletop-Gladys Boomtown Museum in Beaumont to travel back in time to the place where the oil boom got its start. While you can’t see any black gold gush from the ground like in the olden days, the Lucas Gusher replica still gives you that feeling of excitement and wonder as it blows water hundreds of feet into the air. For a glimpse of the gusher that kicked off the worldwide oil craze, this place is well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
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