Neill-Cochran House Museum

The Neill-Cochran House is considered to be one of Austin’s three most important historic residences. Built in 1855 as a suburban estate, this impressive Greek Revival house has survived war, neglect, and the growth of the University of Texas area and the capital city. More than 150 years ago, master builder Abner Cook was commissioned to build this notable Greek Revival home in Austin. Over the years the property has served as home to the state’s first school for the blind,  a lieutenant governor, and a hospital for Federal soldiers during Reconstruction. Today, the NCHM is owned by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Texas.

Step into a place designed and constructed by Abner Cook, the Master Builder responsible for Austin’s most elegant 19th-century houses, including the Texas Governor’s Mansion, Woodlawn, Sweetbrush, and Westhill filled with sumptuous furnishings dating form 1780-1925 in period rooms: Colonial, Empire, Rococo Revival, Victorian preserving a colorful narrative of its many owners and occupants, including the Texas School for the Blind and Federal troops during Reconstruction surrounded by a shaped landscape and secluded patio

location

2310 San Gabriel St. (map)

hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

admissions

General admission - $8 (discounts for students, seniors, and children)

website

http://www.nchmuseum.org/

upcoming events

March 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM

Sunday Funday: Family Embroidery with Shannon Downey

One Sunday of the month, the Neill-Cochran House Museum opens its doors to feature hands-on activities and space to enjoy lunch in the shade. Though this version will be more sanitized and socially-distant than previous iterations, we hope you and your family take the opportunity to come out and do some crafts with us.
Embroidery is not just for grownups, it's for the whole family! Join Shannon Downey and the Neill-Cochran House Museum and start those family embroidery nights!
You will learn about all of the materials and how to use them, how to get set up, designing your piece, how to work with patterns, and backstitch to start. You will be a pro stitcher in no time!
Our monthly Sunday Funday series is free with the price of museum admission. This is a drop-in event; it is not necessary to arrive at 1:00pm nor stay until 4:00pm to enjoy the activity. Though this activity will be taking place primarily outdoors, we still ask that all visitors wear masks at all times on the museum property. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is happy to provide free parking for our guests.

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March 25, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Embroidery Workshop with Shannon Downey

Learn how to stab your stress away in this hour and a half intro to embroidery workshop with Badass Cross Stitch!
You will learn about all of the materials and how to use them, how to get set up, designing your piece, how to work with patterns, and backstitch to start. You will be a pro stitcher in no time!
This workshop will take place outside on our spacious front lawn, so be sure to dress for the weather. The in-person crowd will be kept small to ensure we can socially distance all chairs and tables for everyone’s safety. We also request that all guests, speakers, and staff remain masked to ensure everyone’s safety. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is happy to provide free parking for our guests.

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