Upcoming Events

March 2021

March 4, 2021 | 10 am

Virtual Storytime: Monarch Migration

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.

Did you know that Texas is home to more butterfly species than any other state? The most well-known, the Monarch Butterfly, is even an official symbol of our great state! Listen in as we read Butterflies Belong Here: A Story of One Idea, Thirty Kids, and a World of Butterflies by Deborah Hopkinson, and learn about this majestic insect, its journey through Texas, and how we can be better neighbors to our winged friends. Butterflies Belong Here is a powerful story of everyday activism and hope. In this moving story of community conservation, a girl finds a home in a new place and a way to help other small travelers.

Program is FREE to the public.

March 9, 2021 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Spanish Missions in 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. Why did the Spanish attempt to build Missions in Texas? What effect did this have on the Native Americans living in Texas? Were these Missions a success or a failure? Explore these questions alongside a museum educator using maps, timelines, and historical information. 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.

March 11, 2021 | 6pm

Workshop: Prevent Trafficking and Exploitation

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Learn what you can do to help.

In conjunction with the exhibit Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking join us for a workshop with representatives from Love146, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking. The workshop will provide an introduction on the reality of human trafficking and give attendees some tools they can take with them to safeguard their communities. Workshops provide valuable information and practical skills you can apply in your everyday life. This human trafficking 101 session will cover:
  • Common myths about trafficking
  • What is trafficking and who is at risk?
  • Identifying common trafficking red flags and tactics traffickers use to groom and recruit children
  • Discussing practical steps adults and caregivers can take to address the issue.
Program is FREE to the public.

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March 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM

Sunday Funday: Family Embroidery with Shannon Downey

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.
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.

March 17, 2021

Virtual Spring Break 2021

Bullock Texas State History Museum

March 17-19, 2021

Together with family, engage in creative activities to explore your unique self through art, fashion, and history.

Join us virtually for Spring Break at the Bullock from March 17-19. From the comfort of your home, take a peek at select museum artifacts and exhibitions that inspire us to be creative as we connect history with the current day. Gather the family to enjoy storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Program is FREE to the public.

March 18, 2021 | 7pm

New Perspectives: Violence in the Hill Country, The Texas Frontier in the Civil War Era

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Discover the harsh history of the Hill Country.

Historian Nicholas Roland will share an in-depth history of the Civil War era in the Texas Hill Country. In his recent book, Roland analyzes patterns of violence in the Texas Hill Country to examine the cultural and political priorities of white settlers and their interaction with the century-defining process of national integration and state-building in the Civil War era. His work reveals a bitter history of warfare, criminality, divided communities, political violence, vengeance killings, and economic struggle which position the Texas Hill Country as a symbol of the entire Southwest. Our perspectives on the past are always changing. Discover the best new scholarship through lectures and conversations with authors and experts. Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com.

Your Support Matters

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

March 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: La Belle – The Ship That Changed History

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. Who was the 17th Century French explorer La Salle? How did the sinking of his ship, La Belle, change the history of Texas? What technological innovations were used to excavate and conserve this ship and its artifacts for over 300 years? Discover the answers to these questions by examining the artifacts found on the ship with a Museum Educator. 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.

March 25, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Embroidery Workshop with Shannon Downey

Neill-Cochran House Museum

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.

March 25, 2021 | 7:30pm

Reel Women in Film: Days of the Whale

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily March 22 - 26, 2021 Q&A March 25, 2021 at 7:30pm

Experience a world where art can challenge the powerful in the name of good.

In this acclaimed film, two young graffiti artists defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint a mural over a threat written on a wall. The love that unites them and their friendship with other artists come together to tell a story where the strength of youth faces fear, violence, and the difficulties of growing up. Days of the Whale [Los Dias de la Ballena] premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas and has won awards at film festivals around the globe. The Museum's Reel Women in Film series highlights the 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. Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Catalina Arroyave Restrepo's film, Days of the Whale [Los Dias de la Ballena], and connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, March 25th at 7:30 p.m. (CST). A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the films for 72 hours between March 22 and 26, and grant you exclusive access to the live conversation.

Your Support Matters

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