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Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"

COVID-19 UPDATE

AS OF JULY 1st, 2020:

OUR EXHIBITS AND GIFT SHOP AND VISITOR CENTER ARE CURRENTLY OPEN NORMAL HOURS
 

Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm with the last showing at 4:30 pm.

Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm with the last showing at 3:30 pm.

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This month in Texas history

Date: August 18, 1824

On this day, the Mexican Congress passed a national colonization law. This law, and the state law of Coahuila and Texas passed the following year, became the basis of all colonization contracts affecting Texas, with the exception of that of Stephen F. Austin. Among the members of the congressional committee that drafted the legislation was Erasmo Seguín. In effect, the national law surrendered to the states authority to set up regulations to dispose of unappropriated lands within their limits for colonization, subject to certain limitations, but reserved the right to stop immigration from particular nations in the interest of national security. Six years later the federal government invoked this reservation in forbidding the settlement in Texas of emigrants from the United States; the resulting Law of April 6, 1830, helped touch off the Texas Revolution.

Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land

13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region

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