Hands-on Programs for students of all ages!!!

Admission Fees Cost Details
Exploration (Self-Guided Tour) $2.00 Per Student Great for small groups, or groups with lots of chaperones!
One Program $2.00 Per Student
Two Programs $3.00 Per Student
Three Programs $4.00 Per Student For each additional program, add $1 per student.
Teachers and Chaperones FREE We ask for a 5:1 ratio (student to adult)
Additional Adults $3.00 Per Adult Any adults attending that exceed the 5:1 ratio (student to adult)
*Group Rates and Special Tours are available anytime, for information contact us: 325-572-3365

 

Wrap up your frontier experience by taking a piece of history home with you!  You and your students can explore our gift shop and discover treasures!

 

History Center offers “Loot Bags” for  your students.  For $2.50 per student, we will provide each child with their own souvenir bag of memories from their trip.  Teachers receive a special gift free with each Loot Bag order.  Ask for an order form when you call about your field trip.

The Frontier teaches you everything from History to Math!

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Program Description:  Your students get a full grasp on history with this hands on program.  Wearing curatorial gloves, each group decides what the artifact was used for on the frontier, who used it, and it’s origin on a timeline.

Age: K-5

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:

113.11.Social Studies, Kindergarten
History K.3A, K.3B
Social Studies Skills K.15A, K.15B
Social Studies Skills K.16A, K.16B
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
History 1.3A, 1.3C
Social Studies Skills 1.17A, 1.17B, 1.17C
Social Studies Skills 1.18A, 1.18B
Social Studies Skills 1.19A, 1.19B
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
History 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2C
History 2.3A, 2.3B
Social Studies Skills 2.18A, 2.18B, 2.18D, 2.18E
Social Studies Skills 2.19A, 2.19B
Social Studies Skills 2.20A, 2.20B
113.14.Social Studies, Grade 3
History 3.1A
History 3.3A, 3.3B, 3.3C
Social Studies Skills 3.17A, 3.17B, 3.17C, 3.17E
Social Studies Skills 3.18A, 3.18B, 3.18C
Social Studies Skills 3.19A, 3.19B
113.15.Social Studies, Grade 4
Social Studies Skills 4.21A, 4.21B, 4.21D
Social Studies Skills 4.22A, 4.22B, 4.22C, 4.22E
Social Studies Skills 4.23A, 4.23B
113.16.Social Studies, Grade 5
Social Studies Skills 5.24A, 5.24B, 5.24C, 5.24D, 5.24E
Social Studies Skills 5.25A, 5.25B, 5.25C, 5.25E
Social Studies Skills 5.26A, 5.26B

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Program Description: It’s just a common cold, right?  Right, but on the frontier, even a small cough could be dangerous.  Learn about common medicinal practices in our period doctor’s office.

Age: K-5th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:

113.11.Social Studies, Kindergarten
History, K.3A
Science, Technology, and Society, K.13B, K.13C
Social Studies Skills, K.14B, K.14C
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
History, 1.3A
Economics, 1.8B
Science, Technology, and Society, 1.16A
Social Studies Skills, 1.17B, 1.17C
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
Science, Technology, and Society, 2.17B
Social Studies Skills, 2.18B, 2.18D
113.14.Social Studies, Grade 3
Science, Technology, and Society 3.16A, 3.16B
Social Studies Skills, 3.17B

settler

Program Description: Visit with a frontier settler and learn the true experiences of the people who survived the West Texas Frontier.

Age: K-5th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:
113.11.Social Studies, Grade K

Geography K.5A, K.5B
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
Geography 1.4A
Geography 1.6A, 1.6B, 1.6C
Science, Technology, and Society 1.16A
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
Geography 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C
113.14.Social Studies, Grade 3
History 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C
Citizenship 3.12A, 3.12B
113.11.Social Studies, Grade K
Geography K.5A, K.5B
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
Geography 1.4A
Geography 1.6A, 1.6B, 1.6C
Science, Technology, and Society 1.16A
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
Geography 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C

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Program Description: Before the train entered the lives of Texans, the time of day rarely mattered.  Once the railroad entered town, settlers had to learn how to tell time, count tickets, weigh bags, and much more!

Age: K-5th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:
111.2.Mathematics, Kindergarten
Numbers and Operations, K.1F, K.1G
Numbers and Operations, K.4
Geometry and Measurement, K.7B
111.3.Mathematics, Grade 1
Mathematical Process Standards, 1.1A, 1.1G
Numbers and Operations, 1.4A, 1.4B
Geometry and Measurement, 1.7E
111.4.Mathematics, Grade 2
Mathematical Process Standards, 2.1A
Numbers and Operations, 2.5A, 2.5B
Geometry and Measurement, 2.9G
111.5.Mathematics, Grade 3
Numbers and Operations, 3.4C
111.6.Mathematics, Grade 4
Mathematical Process Standards, 4.1A
111.7.Mathematics, Grade 5
Mathematical Process Standards, 5.1A

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Program Description:  Your students get a full grasp on history with this hands on program.  Wearing curatorial gloves, the group puts on their anthropologist hats while they dig through a coffin (complete with skeleton) in search of the grave goods buried with the deceased.  Using context clues, the students try to determine the story of the deceased as well as figure out which building in the Village is connected to the story.

Age: 5th-8th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:

113.16.Social Studies, Grade 5
Social Studies Skills 5.24A, 5.24B, 5.24C, 5.24D, 5.24E
Social Studies Skills 5.25A, 5.25B, 5.25C, 5.25E
Social Studies Skills 5.26A, 5.26B

Lesson 1

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Program Description:  Your students get a full grasp on history with this hands on program.  Wearing curatorial gloves, each group decides what the artifact was used for on the frontier, who used it, and it’s origin on a timeline.

Age: K-5

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:

113.11.Social Studies, Kindergarten
History K.3A, K.3B
Social Studies Skills K.15A, K.15B
Social Studies Skills K.16A, K.16B
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
History 1.3A, 1.3C
Social Studies Skills 1.17A, 1.17B, 1.17C
Social Studies Skills 1.18A, 1.18B
Social Studies Skills 1.19A, 1.19B
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
History 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2C
History 2.3A, 2.3B
Social Studies Skills 2.18A, 2.18B, 2.18D, 2.18E
Social Studies Skills 2.19A, 2.19B
Social Studies Skills 2.20A, 2.20B
113.14.Social Studies, Grade 3
History 3.1A
History 3.3A, 3.3B, 3.3C
Social Studies Skills 3.17A, 3.17B, 3.17C, 3.17E
Social Studies Skills 3.18A, 3.18B, 3.18C
Social Studies Skills 3.19A, 3.19B
113.15.Social Studies, Grade 4
Social Studies Skills 4.21A, 4.21B, 4.21D
Social Studies Skills 4.22A, 4.22B, 4.22C, 4.22E
Social Studies Skills 4.23A, 4.23B
113.16.Social Studies, Grade 5
Social Studies Skills 5.24A, 5.24B, 5.24C, 5.24D, 5.24E
Social Studies Skills 5.25A, 5.25B, 5.25C, 5.25E
Social Studies Skills 5.26A, 5.26B

Lesson 2

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Program Description: It’s just a common cold, right?  Right, but on the frontier, even a small cough could be dangerous.  Learn about common medicinal practices in our period doctor’s office.

Age: K-5th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:

113.11.Social Studies, Kindergarten
History, K.3A
Science, Technology, and Society, K.13B, K.13C
Social Studies Skills, K.14B, K.14C
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
History, 1.3A
Economics, 1.8B
Science, Technology, and Society, 1.16A
Social Studies Skills, 1.17B, 1.17C
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
Science, Technology, and Society, 2.17B
Social Studies Skills, 2.18B, 2.18D
113.14.Social Studies, Grade 3
Science, Technology, and Society 3.16A, 3.16B
Social Studies Skills, 3.17B

Lesson 3

settler

Program Description: Visit with a frontier settler and learn the true experiences of the people who survived the West Texas Frontier.

Age: K-5th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:
113.11.Social Studies, Grade K

Geography K.5A, K.5B
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
Geography 1.4A
Geography 1.6A, 1.6B, 1.6C
Science, Technology, and Society 1.16A
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
Geography 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C
113.14.Social Studies, Grade 3
History 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C
Citizenship 3.12A, 3.12B
113.11.Social Studies, Grade K
Geography K.5A, K.5B
113.12.Social Studies, Grade 1
Geography 1.4A
Geography 1.6A, 1.6B, 1.6C
Science, Technology, and Society 1.16A
113.13.Social Studies, Grade 2
Geography 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C

Lesson 4

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Program Description: Before the train entered the lives of Texans, the time of day rarely mattered.  Once the railroad entered town, settlers had to learn how to tell time, count tickets, weigh bags, and much more!

Age: K-5th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:
111.2.Mathematics, Kindergarten
Numbers and Operations, K.1F, K.1G
Numbers and Operations, K.4
Geometry and Measurement, K.7B
111.3.Mathematics, Grade 1
Mathematical Process Standards, 1.1A, 1.1G
Numbers and Operations, 1.4A, 1.4B
Geometry and Measurement, 1.7E
111.4.Mathematics, Grade 2
Mathematical Process Standards, 2.1A
Numbers and Operations, 2.5A, 2.5B
Geometry and Measurement, 2.9G
111.5.Mathematics, Grade 3
Numbers and Operations, 3.4C
111.6.Mathematics, Grade 4
Mathematical Process Standards, 4.1A
111.7.Mathematics, Grade 5
Mathematical Process Standards, 5.1A

Lesson 5

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Program Description:  Your students get a full grasp on history with this hands on program.  Wearing curatorial gloves, the group puts on their anthropologist hats while they dig through a coffin (complete with skeleton) in search of the grave goods buried with the deceased.  Using context clues, the students try to determine the story of the deceased as well as figure out which building in the Village is connected to the story.

Age: 5th-8th

Time: 30 minutes

TEKS:

113.16.Social Studies, Grade 5
Social Studies Skills 5.24A, 5.24B, 5.24C, 5.24D, 5.24E
Social Studies Skills 5.25A, 5.25B, 5.25C, 5.25E
Social Studies Skills 5.26A, 5.26B

Village Hours

History Center Hours

Tuesday-Saturday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

1:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours

Tuesday-Saturday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

1:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Us

Address

133 William St. Buffalo Gap, TX 79508

Phone

(325) 572-3365

Village Rates

History Center Members

Free

Buffalo Gap Residents

Free

Adults

$7.00

Seniors

$6.00

Students

$4.00

Under Age 5

Free

Group Rate 

$5.00

Military

$6.00