Current Exhibits - Austin History Center


Visitors at the opening reception for "Making the Grade," 2015

Current Exhibits


Play Ball! Austin and the Great American Pastime

March 28, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Baseball came to Austin shortly after the Civil War when Union soldiers first introduced this new game, and for almost 150 years Austin has enjoyed “the great American pastime.” From Little Leagues to professional ball, Austin has been home to hundreds of teams in dozens of leagues, forever making the story of baseball a part of Austin’s story.

 The images in this exhibition visually tell the story of America's pastime in Austin. 

Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 2-6 PM. The exhibit is free and open to the public

Image: C07555


Finding Refuge in Austin, 1848 to 1980

February 21, 2017 - September 17, 2017

An interest in providing a home to communities in need has a long history in Austin and Travis County. Whether serving as a temporary refuge for families displaced by war or natural disaster or engaging in activism to support the safe passage and resettlement of refugees around the world, Austin has provided space for new communities to flourish. Yet, refugees have also faced discrimination when claiming Austin as their new home. 

Finding Refuge in Austin considers how refugees in Austin have grappled with these challenges and worked to empower themselves and their communities.

The exhibit is free and open to the public

Image: AS-61-33161-01. Austin American Statesman Photo Morgue, photo by and (c) Austin American Statesman. 



Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. The exhibit recognizes local Latina singers, musicians and other Latinas who are or have been part of the local music scene since the early twentieth century to the present but whose presence have not been totally documented or preserved in the annals of Austin’s music history. - See more at: