This village features eight buildings
in playhouse scale that emulate structures that would have been typical in
prairie settlements in the late 1800s. Kids will love going back in time and
have fun playing in and exploring these buildings including a miniature school
house, grocery store and settler’s cabins!
Through this exhibit, the Heard
hopes to continue to connect visitors to the history of the prairie and also
its ecological significance. Less than 1% of the Blackland Prairie remains,
making the tallgrass prairie the most-endangered large ecosystem in North
This exhibit is included in
seasonal general admission. School teachers: check website for special pricing
for groups and guided-tour opportunities.
"Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie Wildlife Management: Historical Perspective" - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"Texas Blackland Prairies" - World Wildlife Foundation
"Texas Eco-Regions: Blackland Prairie" - Texas A&M Forest Service
Plants recommended for the Blackland Prairie - Wildflower Center
"General Background on the Blackland Prairie for Teachers" - Austin College
Blackland Prairies Dirty Dozen Invasive Plants - Texas Invasives
"A Prairie in Pieces" - Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.
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