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The Outdoor Museum surrounds the Southgate Lewis House whose controlling board is the W.H. Passon Historical Society is named for Wesley H. Passon (1864-1933), a black educator and prominent churchman. Mr. Passon made many contributions toward the preservation of African American history, most notably a summary of the history of the African American population in Austin. The Outdoor Museum is open to walk through 7 days a week. Indoor exhibition tours can be scheduled.
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.