Upcoming Events

May 2021

May 2, 2021 | 2:30PM

Modern Times: Texas and the Road to the American Civil War

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.
What led to the American Civil War in Texas? Join the Neill-Cochran House Museum and Andrew Torget as we explore the path to the American Civil War.
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.
Andrew Torget will be signing his book "Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850" before and after the event. Be sure to pre-order your book in our online store to pick it up at the event or to have a copy signed and shipped to you after the event.

May 4, 2021 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Mavericks, Dogies, and Drovers – Cattle Drives

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. People associate the word “cowboy” with “Texas” beginning with one specific time period in Texas history - the heyday of cattle drives. Although this era only lasted from 1866-1890, the cattle drive era shaped the image of Texas. Who started the cattle drives, and where did the trails go? What jobs could people do on a cattle drive, and what was life on the trail like? What were the risks and benefits of driving cattle to market? Hear from a special guest speaker, an 1870s cattle driver who has traveled through time to reminisce about his cattle drive experience.   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.