Upcoming Events

January 2021

January 21, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Rita’s Quilt Talk featuring Shannon Downey

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Come learn the compelling story of Rita’s Quilt!
When craftivist Shannon Downey stumbled upon an unfinished quilt at an estate sale in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, she knew she had to finish it in honor of the original artist who had passed on. She also knew that she could not do it alone. Hear the story of what happened when 150 artists from across the country worked together to finish #RitasQuilt.
Rita’s Quilt is a work of love. Rita planned the quilt painstakingly, and Shannon was able to complete her design. The quilt consists of a beautifully embroidered map, fifty stars, and fifty states’ birds and flowers. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible work of art and to learn the full story!
Shannon will be at the Neill-Cochran House Museum to share this incredible story. We will set up out on our spacious front lawn. The in-person crowd will be kept small to ensure we can socially distance all chairs for everyone’s safety. We will also have hot cider available to keep everyone warm! We request that all guests, speakers, and staff remain masked to ensure everyone’s safety, except when in their seats enjoying their cider!
We will also be presenting this spectacular event virtually the day of the talk! Register for the special zoom meeting to learn more about Rita’s Quilt.

January 22, 2021 | 7 pm

Member Exclusive: Not Alone Exhibition Conversation

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join us for a member-exclusive virtual conversation around the original Bullock Museum exhibition Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.

Moderated by Bullock Museum Deputy Director of Interpretation, Kate Betz, a group of specialists working in human trafficking prevention, education, and advocacy will share insights into efforts to raise awareness of this issue and prevent further exploitation of individuals. First-hand accounts from those working daily in the field will shed a light on how pervasive the issue of trafficking is and how easily individuals can be targeted. Feel empowered to be able to identify trafficking, become an advocate for yourself and others, and learn how to talk to loved ones about this important issue.
Zoom registration required.

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January 26, 2021 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: First Encounters – When the Conquistadors Met the Karankawa

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Two Opportunities to Connect Online: 10am & 1pm

A museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. How did early American Indians encounter their environment, other tribes, and the Spanish conquistadors in the vast landscape that would become Texas? A Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and paintings to explore stories that reveal what impact these first encounters made upon these early Texans. Program is FREE to the public. Zoom webinar registration required. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program.

For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

January 28, 2021 | 7 pm

B Movies and Bad History: Outbreaks

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Explore the stories behind on-screen outbreaks.

With the threat of a pandemic no longer a possibility but a reality, join experts from the fields of film and public health for a look back at some of the best (and worst) examples of outbreaks on screen. From the laughable to the plausible, you'll see these flicks in a whole new light.

Your Support Matters

Tickets for this event are FREE for Bullock Museum members and $5 for general public. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.