Coordinates: 29°27′43″N 98°28′02″W / 29.46187°N 98.4671545°W / 29.46187; -98.4671545
The Witte Museum, established in 1926 under the charter of the San Antonio Museum Association, is located adjacent to Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas, on the banks of the source of the San Antonio River. It is dedicated to the history, science, and culture of the region. Nearby is the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium. The permanent collection represents ethnography (study of social and cultural change), decorative arts and textiles, and science. The primary focus of the museum is natural science, with emphasis on South Texas and the history of Texas and the American Southwest.
The Witte Museum is named for San Antonio businessman Alfred G. Witte who bequeathed $65,000 to the city for construction of a museum of art, science, and natural history.Notes and references