Welcome to the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country Association.
Located in the in the beautiful Canyon Lake area, the MUSEUM has displays on: Native American Artifacts, Early Pioneers including Farm Machinery, the Canyon Dam History, Fossils, Gift Shop, open air picnic area, and the Heritage Garden Trail of native Texas plants. HMTHC is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization.
DINOSAUR TRACKS are at the same site. Probably the most prolific site in Texas, in terms of number. These tracks were made during the deposition of the upper part of the Glen Rose Formation roughly 100 million years ago.
One hundred million years ago, Texas and most of what is the central part of North America was a shallow sea with an abundance of sea and animal life and thus many fossils from this time period have been found locally.
The dinosaurs that walked along the algae-covered mud flats left deep footprints in the limey muds. The tracks were filled in and covered by sediments. Mineral-rich water seeping into the mud, along with heat and pressure of the overburden gradually "turned them into stone."
The earliest people left no written records. Throughout Texas, artifacts such as sandals, arrow points, scrapers, needles, ornaments grinding stones, and even the bones of the people themselves have been discovered.
We have an extensive outdoor display of historical farming equipment, tools, supplies and materials used in the Hill Country area form the time of the first settlers.