An agreement has been reached for the Institute of Texan Cultures to be affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.

A signing ceremony was scheduled Thursday in San Antonio.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is associated with the University of Texas at San Antonio. The ITC complex is at the UTSA HemisFair Park campus.

Affiliates of the Smithsonian have access to its artifacts, education program, speakers and other resources.

The Institute of Texan Cultures joins 168 Affiliate partners in 41 states, the District of Columbia, Panama and Puerto Rico.