Upcoming Events

February 2021

February 4, 2021 | 12pm

High Noon Talk: Managed Migrations

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Discover the Texas origins of policing the US-Mexico border.

High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture. Join Dr. Cristina Salinas for a conversation about her award-winning book, Managed Migrations, which has been described as "a study as paramount as it is timely." This work examines the concurrent development of a border agricultural industry and changing methods of border enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas during the past century. Program is FREE to the public.

February 9, 2021 | 10 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: What Makes Texas, Texas?

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. What do you picture when you think about Texas? How much do you know about the symbols chosen by our Legislature? Which symbols of Texas are your favorites? A Museum Educator will lead students as they discover the important elements and symbols that represent our great state through sight and sound. 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.

February 9, 2021 | 11:30 am

Virtual Storytime: Texas Riddles

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Gather the family in the comfort of your home to enjoy virtual storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Read along with Little Texas, a book that introduces some familiar and not so familiar symbols of Texas through clever riddles. Choose your favorite Texas symbol and write your own riddles to test your family's and friends' state symbol knowledge. Program is FREE to the public. Zoom Registration is required. For more information, including a list of supplies and registration, visit the Bullock Museum website. 

February 11, 2021 | 7:30PM

Texas Focus: Bull

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily February 8 - 12, 2021 Q&A February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Annie Silverstein's film, Bull. Then connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.

In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who's seen his best days in the arena; it's a collision that will change them both.

A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 72 hours between February 8 - February 12 and an advance purchase on or before Thursday, February 11 before 7:30 p.m. (CST) will grant you exclusive access to the LIVE chat.
The film centers around 14-year-old Kris (Amber Havard), who, after trashing her neighbor's house in a fit of youthful defiance, seems destined to follow in her mother's footsteps to the state penitentiary. To make amends, she is forced to help Abe Turner (Rob Morgan), an ex-bull rider scraping by on the Texas rodeo circuit, with errands at home and at his work. While traveling with Abe, she discovers a passion for bull riding. Yet, as Kris sets out to learn the dangerous sport, bad influences lure her back into delinquent ways. Meanwhile, Abe struggles with the aches and pains of growing older and aging out of the only life he has ever known. Together, Kris and Abe forge an unexpected connection, helping each other see new possibilities and hope for the future before it’s too late. A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum's Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. As a SXSW Film Festival retrospective, this season's selections highlight stories of unique individuals and their relationship with society. We will be joined in conversation on February 11 at 7:30 p.m. (CST) by Monique Walton, the producer of Bull. Your Support Matters Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

February 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM

Sunday Funday: Pop-Up Valentine’s Day Cards

Neill-Cochran House Museum

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.
Long before one could pick up a tablet and conjure a streaming video at the touch of a finger, the pop-up book was a popular sensation, engaging the imagination in a way that flat images and text never could. By designing and building our own pop-ups, we’ll get to think a little bit about the know-how it took to bring these familiar childhood books into our homes and lives – and create something for your valentine, too!
We’ll have examples of a different ways of creating a pop-up image along with all the materials and decorating supplies you’ll need. Staff and volunteers will be available to help with designs and pop-up card making, and we’ll also have pre-made pop-ups that younger kids (or anyone so inclined!) can decorate.
Pop on by!

February 17, 2021 | 6 pm

Viva Texas Vino

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join us online for a fun and flavorful night exploring Texas wine.

Be our guest as certified Sommelier Jessica Dupuy leads a happy hour conversation with winemakers from across the state all focused on Texas-made Italian varietals. Discover the characteristics of these wines while learning about the history of the industry in Texas. Pick up a bottle in advance so you can compare vintages with experts from the comfort of your couch during this online program.

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.

February 23, 2021 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Texas History and the Civil War

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. Why did the United States divide and go to war against itself? How did this affect families, the economy, and enslaved people? What battles were fought within Texas' borders and what toll did these battles take on the soldiers? A Museum Educator will lead an exploration for a search for evidence from artifacts and paintings. A special guest from the past, Major General Granger, will tell his story about how his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation brought about the end of slavery in Texas. 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.

February 25, 2021 | 7:30PM

Reel Women in Film: Four Women | Illusions

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily February 23 - 25, 2021 Q&A Feburary 25, 2021 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Julie Dash's two short films, Four Women (1975), and Illusions (1982) and connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the films on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The combined screening of Dash's short films, Four Women and Illusions celebrates her insightful earlier work and the way Dash was able to weave narrative and art into one. A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the films for 24 hours between February 23 - 25, and grant you exclusive access to the live conversation.
Four Women (1975) is an imaginatively choreographed dance interpretation of the ballad by Nina Simone on four common stereotypes of Black women. Illusions (1982) is set in a fictitious Hollywood studio in 1942 and contrasts society's views of Black women with their self-perceptions. This ticketed virtual screening is part of Reel Women in Film, a film series that highlights the filmic works of women in front of or behind the camera. In its third season, we'll reflect on the scope and impact of art and music. After the screening, we will be joined by Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, award-winning playwright, scholar, and professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.