Upcoming Events

July 2020

July 8, 2020 | 1 PM

Becoming Texas Educator Webinar Series: When Does the Story of Texas Begin?

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Educators, join us for a FREE professional development webinar. Connect with us virtually for a three-part summer webinar series to explore the Museum's recently renovated first floor history gallery, Becoming Texas, which highlights the pre-1821 history of Texas with the most contemporary research of our past. The first floor of the Bullock Museum, Becoming Texas, traces more than 16,000 years of Texas history, examining the lives of American Indians, Spanish and French explorers, and Spanish missionaries. Explore new understandings of Texas history with never before displayed primary source artifacts, the most contemporary research and scholarship, and new media pieces. This 2-hour webinar with a Museum Educator and Curator will combine content and teaching strategies to bring these Texas history topics to life in the classroom.

Series Part 1: When Does the Story of Texas Begin?

Compare the ways of life of diverse American Indian peoples who called Texas home, focusing on how the geography of the landscape and the available natural resources shaped communities and culture. Take a close look at the artifacts that tell the story of human migration, the development of diverse cultures and the expansive trade routes that interconnected communities throughout the Americas. Each webinar in this series dives into a focused topic of early Texas history. Educators will participate in a live Q and A with a Museum Curator and Educator about how to explore this content area with students, both in the Museum and in the classroom. This Zoom webinar is free to attend, with advanced registration required. Registered educators will receive access to the event, resources related to the topic, and CPE certificates (SBEC approved). This webinar series is open to classroom teachers, preservice teachers, higher education professionals, informal educators, and homeschool educators. Questions? Contact education@thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation. School Programs are generously funded by Supporting Sponsors The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, The Honorable Kent R. Hance, and The William Stamps Farish Fund along with Contributing Sponsor The Burdine Johnson Foundation.

July 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM

SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAMS: SUMMERTIME

Bullock Texas State History Museum

ONLINE PROGRAM Gather the family in the comfort of your home to enjoy virtual story times and demonstrations of hands-on activities using materials that you can easily find around the house.
Cool off and get creative with activities that are sure to beat the summer heat. After listening to a reading of the book, How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague, join Lick Honest Ice Creams to see how they make great artisanal ice cream with the very best local ingredients. And if watching Lick make ice cream doesn't cool you off enough, join us in getting creative with homemade ice cube paint. Program is FREE to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

July 15, 2020 | 1 PM

Becoming Texas Educator Webinar Series: Why Did European Explorers Come to Texas?

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Educators, join us for a FREE professional development webinar. Connect with us virtually for a three-part summer webinar series to explore the Museum's recently renovated first floor history gallery, Becoming Texas, which highlights the pre-1821 history of Texas with the most contemporary research of our past.

The first floor of the Bullock Museum, Becoming Texas, traces more than 16,000 years of Texas history, examining the lives of American Indians, Spanish and French explorers, and Spanish missionaries. Explore new understandings of Texas history with never before displayed primary source artifacts, the most contemporary research and scholarship, and new media pieces. This 2-hour webinar with a Museum Educator and Curator will combine content and teaching strategies to bring these Texas history topics to life in the classroom.

Series Part 2: Why Did European Explorers Come to Texas?

Explore the European ambitions and geopolitics that drove exploration into the area that is now Texas, focusing particularly on Spanish and French explorers. Examine how the interactions between European explorers and American Indians changed what life was like in Texas for all.  See how primary source artifacts can bring these stories to life. Each webinar in this series dives into a focused topic of early Texas history. Educators will participate in a live Q and A with a Museum Curator and Educator about how to explore this content area with students, both in the Museum and in the classroom. This Zoom webinar is free to attend, with advanced registration required. Registered educators will receive access to the event, resources related to the topic, and CPE certificates (SBEC approved). This webinar series is open to classroom teachers, preservice teachers, higher education professionals, informal educators, and homeschool educators. Questions? Contact education@thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation. School Programs are generously funded by Supporting Sponsors The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, The Honorable Kent R. Hance, and The William Stamps Farish Fund along with Contributing Sponsor The Burdine Johnson Foundation.

July 16, 2020 | 7:30 PM

REEL WOMEN IN FILM: THE DIVINE ORDER

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Enjoy a virtual Reel Women in Film screening of The Divine Order at your leisure, then join us on July 16 at 7:30pm for a FREE livestream discussion and YouTube chat with the film’s writer and director, Petra Volpe.

Set in 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote in Switzerland.
Petra Biondina Volpe wrote and directed this narrative of the Swiss women's suffrage tale. The Divine Order disarms the heavy nature of the subject matter by adding humor as a storytelling device. Additionally, it encapsulates the decade of the 1970s in a well researched and less stylized manner than other period peices, which makes the costume design by Linda Harper stand out. 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 second season, focus will be on ideas of empowerment seen through the lens of activism. This program is presented in conjunction with our Sister Suffragists exhibition, celebrating the suffrage centennial. In addition to exclusive virtual access to The Divine Order, we are pleased to present Shelby Hadden's short film, Tightly Wound, as part of this Reel Women in Film program. The short film is available for free viewing at tightlywoundfilm.com. The livestream discussion is FREE to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel.

July 23, 2020 | 2 PM

SUMMER FAMILY FILM SERIES: INSIDE OUT

Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Museum is pleased to present the fifth annual Summer Family Film Series -- virtual edition.

Connect with us this summer from the comfort of your home as we explore feelings and their many forms. Centered on the films Spirited AwaySpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Inside Out, each program includes an engaging, creative activity that you won’t want to miss. Program is FREE to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel. Join a Museum Educator with the whole family for an online activity that ties in motifs from the film Inside Out. Let it all out as we work together to create tools for exploring feelings. Using a simple jar, make a decorative worry jar and fill it with worries to keep them off your mind and in the jar. Keep your jar nearby every day and don't be afraid to let your emotions shine! Watch Inside Out at your leisure using your favorite online streaming service and if you’re looking for more films to indulge in this summer, look no further than our film programmer’s extended and specially curated list. The films listed here will spark creativity for family activities and multi-generational conversations that touch on the many ways our feelings take shape.

July 29, 2020 | 1 PM

Becoming Texas Educator Webinar Series: Why Don’t We Speak French in Texas?

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Educators, join us for a FREE professional development webinar. Connect with us virtually for a three-part summer webinar series to explore the Museum's recently renovated first floor history gallery, Becoming Texas, which highlights the pre-1821 history of Texas with the most contemporary research of our past.

The first floor of the Bullock Museum, Becoming Texas, traces more than 16,000 years of Texas history, examining the lives of American Indians, Spanish and French explorers, and Spanish missionaries. Explore new understandings of Texas history with never before displayed primary source artifacts, the most contemporary research and scholarship, and new media pieces. This 2-hour webinar with a Museum Educator and Curator will combine content and teaching strategies to bring these Texas history topics to life in the classroom.

Series Part 3: Why Don't We Speak French in Texas?

In 1684, French explorer Sieur de la Salle set out on a voyage to North America. One of his ships, La Belle, wrecked in a storm and sank off the coast of Texas where it rested undisturbed for over 300 years until excavated by archeologists. La Belle and its recovered artifacts are a central focus in Becoming Texas, and tell the stories of La Salle, the French sailors and colonists aboard La Belle, and the regional American Indians who encountered them. Examine the historic voyage, and consequences, that charted the course of Texas history. Take a close look at the innovative tools and techniques the archaeologists used to preserve this important archaeological find. Each webinar in this series dives into a focused topic of early Texas history. Educators will participate in a live Q and A with a Museum Curator and Educator about how to explore this content area with students, both in the Museum and in the classroom. This Zoom webinar is free to attend, with advanced registration required. Registered educators will receive access to the event, resources related to the topic, and CPE certificates (SBEC approved). This webinar series is open to classroom teachers, preservice teachers, higher education professionals, informal educators, and homeschool educators. Questions? Contact education@thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation. School Programs are generously funded by Supporting Sponsors The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, The Honorable Kent R. Hance, and The William Stamps Farish Fund along with Contributing Sponsor The Burdine Johnson Foundation.

July 30, 2020 | 12 PM

NEW PERSPECTIVES: THE OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Explore how the events of a few short years have come to shape the Texas identity.

The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop charts the evolution of the major Texas cattle trails, explores the rise of the Chisholm Trail in legend and lore, and analyzes the role of cattle trail tourism long after the end of the trail driving era itself. Join author Wayne Ludwig for a livestream discussion and Q&A on his groundbreaking study that offers a new and nuanced look at an important but short-lived era in the history of the American West. Purchase this book online through the Museum Store. All purchases support the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Program is FREE to the public. Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com.