Fort Concho cares for a vast collection of historic objects and archaeological material that tells the stories of our site, various peoples, and the country. These objects were generously donated by individuals or groups from the local community, the State of Texas, and the nation. The scope of objects spans a wide range of years from early American history to the modern era; with the bulk of the materials focusing between 1865 and 1920. The collections department contains more than 20,000 historic objects with a concentration on the evolution of the American identity in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Additionally, our curation facility currently houses thousands of objects which come from archaeological excavations that occurred at the site since the 1970s. The museum collection comprises a wide variety of material culture from the U. S. Army, indigenous peoples, and civilians. It includes clothing, weapons, furnishings, tools, and personal objects related to the varied and influential history of many cultures. The collection also includes personal items and artifacts related to the history of Fort Concho, Tom Green County, and San Angelo. Together, these materials provide a window to the past and offer a comprehensive account of the last quarter of the 19th century.