DALLAS - The State Fair of Texas is right around the corner, but on Thursday News 8 got an early look at one of the highlights set to debut in a little over a week.
It's an exhibit called "Texas!", and it features some of the rarest items in our state's history, including personal items from historic figures in Texas, according to Jack Bunning, the executive director of the Dallas Historical Society .
"It's got original documents," he said. "It's got a replica of the Alamo that's half sized, so it's got something for everyone to enjoy, and also get a little bit of Texas history."
The exhibit is set up at the Hall of State, and includes clothing and weapons from the past 500 years. North Texans will find a large number of authentic items, from Davy Crockett's pistol to crosses used in the first Spanish colonies.They even have an exact replica of a cannon from 1836.
"Texas!" the exhibit is free and school groups are encouraged to tour. It opens the first day of the State Fair on September 30 and runs until December 4.