With an encyclopedic collection of cultural objects and biological specimens, the Zapata County Museum of History is a place to visit again and again. There is always something new to see, to do, to learn and explore.
The program content is grade level appropriate and designed as an enrichment for all students in life science, earth science, physical science, the social sciences, as well as to enhance students’ mastery of a social activity in a special setting.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Zapata County Museum of History! From daily tasks to special exhibition openings, volunteers serve on a weekly, monthly or as-needed basis.
The Museum will serve and enrich the community by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Zapata and its region through exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, publications and other community events.
Thank you for your gift to the Zapata County Museum of History! — We depend on the support of friends like you! Your gift is tax-deductible as provided by law.
The Zapata County Museum of History is an educational and entertaining destination for both adults and children. Check back often to learn about new, exciting exhibits coming in the near future.
Our program content is grade level appropriate and designed as an enrichment for all students in life, earth, physical, and social sciences, as well as to enhance students’ mastery of a social activity in a special setting.
Embark on yourself on a journey to explore Zapata’s history with our interactive exhibits, interspersed with exciting artifacts that tell the stories of Zapata’s disasters, diversity, recreational activities, local industry and much more.
More than 60 years ago, due to the creation of Falcon Dam, over 600 families were displaced and most of the buildings were blasted away. One that brings nostalgia to those who remember is the kiosko that stood across from the county courthouse.
Visit us and discover the fascinating natural mysteries of our regional fauna exhibit and learn about the plants and animals that make Zapata one of the most biologically diverse County in the Texas State.
Old Zapata Kiosko Replica Construction