Upcoming Events

April 2021

April 18, 2021 | 3:00PM

UT Student Harp Ensemble

Neill-Cochran House Museum

The UT Butler School of Music’s Harp Ensemble is ready to perform once more! This concert will focus on original student compositions and arrangements of the music most meaningful to them during the pandemic. The concert will take place in the intimate Centennial Courtyard of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Do not miss this chance to support these talented students and enjoy a magical Texas afternoon.
To ensure the safety of our guests, performers, and staff at this in-person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.

April 20, 2021 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

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 were the causes of the Texas Revolution? What key players and events helped a small group of revolutionaries achieve independence from Mexico? There are some mysteries to the story we may never solve. Sort through the fact and fiction of this epic moment in Texas history through an artifact adventure and discover why the Texas Revolution is crucial to understanding American history.   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.

April 20, 2021 | 5:30PM

The Art of Japanese Shibori with Lynne Brotman

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Join us for the first of many installments of our partnership with the Austin School of Fiber Arts!
Lynne Brotman is a veteran Shibori Artist who will speak on the history of this Japanese art tradition. Follow her down the Tokaido Road to learn when and how Shibori (resist dyeing) was created and progressed. It is now a dying art form in Japan. She will cover the current issues the master Shibori artisans are facing and introduce the artists who are trying to keep it alive. Learn their unique techniques, about their tools and how Shibori is portrayed in Japanese woodblock prints.
A translator will be provided for the hearing-impaired. Guests may participate in this event either in person or virtually over Zoom. Refreshments will be provided for our in-person guests. Though this event will be taking place 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.

April 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM

Virtual Storytime: Say Something

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Stand up and use your voice to help make your world a better place.

Join us as we read Say Something, an empowering picture book from author Peter H. Reynolds, that explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Then practice using your voice to speak up when you have a great idea or see something that isn’t fair. Imagine what our world could be if we all stood up and used our voices for good. Inspiration for this activity comes from the Museum's current exhibition, Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Exhibition visitors will gain awareness of who can be a target, the tools and techniques traffickers use to target individuals, and the roles healthy relationships and social media play in trafficking. Visit the Museum to view the exhibition and find out more about how to join the fight against human trafficking. Gather the family to enjoy storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Program is FREE to the public. Zoom Registration is required.

April 22, 2021 | 5:30PM

The Facts and Fictions of Two Texas Anthems: “The Yellow Rose” and “The Eyes”

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Our Modern Times lecture series is back, but in a new, exciting, and COVID-19 safe way! We are moving Modern Times out onto our gorgeous front lawn and under an open tent! Plus, for the first time ever we are taking the show online. Now you can participate in the lecture even when you can’t be in Austin! So let’s step back in time for Season 15 of Modern Times, America at War: 1855-1865.
Featuring Don Carleton, The Facts and Fictions of Two Texas Anthems: “The Yellow Rose” (1850s) and “The Eyes (1903)” will discuss the origins and history of both songs, their close association with Texas, and the fictions linked to both. Refreshments will be available from our generous sponsor, Still Austin Whiskey Co.
To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure open airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.

April 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Virtual Tour: Women’s Studio Workshop

Women & Their Work

Known internationally, Women's Studio Workshop operates facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, ceramics, and photography. They run an artist residency for women-identifying artists as well as artist workspaces; these studios are housed in historic buildings, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. Join us for a virtual tour with Artistic Director, Erin Zona who will show us around and share items from their archive including artists’ books. Register here.