Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
2015 Summer Camps are now open for registration for grades 1st-6th. The camp theme is “Texas Time Traveler” and will feature fun experiences and activities on Texas culture. June 22nd-23rd, 25th-26th.
90 minutes of hands-on adventure can be found in “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Open daily, year-round.
Frontier Texas serves as a regional history museum, the visitor center for the Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail region and a great Texas-themed gift store. Open daily, year-round
All ages will enjoy the many opportunities to explore and learn about this region’s great history.
Summer Camps 2015
You and your kids will love what we have planned this summer!
Miss Frontier Texas 2015
Not your average beauty pageant
Belt Sander Races
October 15, 2015
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"
Our hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm (last showing at 5:00pm) and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm (last showing at 4:00)
This month in Texas history
Date: August 26, 1892
On this day, the town of Runningwater, in Hale County, officially opened with a barbecue for area residents. An earlier settlement at the site was named Wadsworth until the post office, established in December 1890, was renamed Runningwater to draw attention to the presence of flowing water. A rural school was also established that year. The founder of the community and its first postmaster was a railroad land speculator, Dennis Rice. C. C. Slaughter was among the town's early promoters. Rice planned to build a cheese factory in Runningwater but eventually gave up the idea when a leading promoter moved away. A sustained drought and a grasshopper invasion hindered settlement in the mid-1890s, but passage of the Four-Section Act in 1895 brought new settlers into the area. However, the Fort Worth and Denver Railway missed the community by three miles when the tracks were laid in 1928. The post office was moved to Edmonson Switch on the railroad in 1937 and Runningwater was largely abandoned.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region