Upcoming Events

September 2020

September 20, 2020 | 9 am

Museum Day 2020 at the Old Bakery & Emporium


September 21, 2020

Texas Focus: The Pushback

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Enjoy a virtual Texas Focus Film Series screening of Kevin Ford's The Pushback!

Purchase of a virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 24 hours between September 21 - 25.

The story of two women of color running for public office, fighting against decades of institutional racism, and redefining what it means to be a Texan.
The first of two Latinas to represent Texas in Congress, Veronica Escobar, and the only African American woman to run for city council in Austin in 2018, Natasha Harper-Madison, lead a diverse group of voices across Texas. The battle over immigrant rights, the border wall, and troubled racial history form the backdrop to a film that explores the evolution of Texas and a vision for the future of the state. 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. Enhance your film viewing experience with an interview with director, Kevin Ford, producer, Emily Barclay Ford and film subject, Natasha Harper-Madison, launching September 21 on the Bullock Museum Medium page. Banner image courtesy The Pushback (2020). Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming. 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.

September 24, 2020 | 10 AM

Virtual Storytime: Celebrate Diversity

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.

Celebrate the similarities and differences that connect us all as we read The Colors of Us by Karen Katz. Through a hands-on activity with homemade playdough, explore how we are all the same even though we may look different from each other.

Program is FREE to the public. Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

September 25, 2020 | 10 am

American Indian Heritage Day 2020

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join the Bullock Museum and Great Promise for American Indians in a virtual celebration of the 8th Annual American Indian Heritage Day!

With House Bill 174, the Texas State Legislature named the last Friday in September American Indian Heritage Day, which recognizes the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to the state. The day will feature a range of virtual activities including dancing performances, interactive Distance Learning classes, storytelling, artmaking, and learning activities to explore at home or in school that celebrate the traditional and contemporary performance arts of Texas's American Indian groups.

September 29, 2020 | 10:00 AM

Texas History Tuesdays: La Belle – The Ship That Changed History

Bullock Texas State History Museum

FREE ONLINE PROGRAM Two Chances to Connect: 10am-11:15am & 1pm-2:15pm
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. Zoom webinar registration will be provided closer to the event.
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. BONUS: The exhibit curator will be joining the livestream for a special Q and A session! 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.