Hispanic Texans: Journey from Empire to Democracy

Bell tower and domed roof sections of a stone church

Welcome to the Texas Historical Commission’s mobile tour, Hispanic Texans: Journey from Empire to Democracy. Part travel guide, part historical document, this tour takes you to the places where Hispanic history in Texas was made, and introduces you to the real people who tell the real stories of Hispanic Texas through video interviews, historic and contemporary photography, and engaging audio tracks.

Texas would not be Texas without the profound influence of Hispanic leaders and citizens, whose legacies form an essential pillar of Texas history. We invite you to explore the contributions of Hispanic histories of the Lone Star State and to discover your own connections to the diverse and deeply rooted Hispanic communities of Texas.