Upcoming Events

January 2021

January 7, 2021 | 10 am

Virtual Family Program: Shining Stars

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.

Ring in the new year with a reading of Cynthia Rylant’s The Stars Will Still Shine, a book that celebrates the ordinary and wonderful happenings of daily life. Reflect with your child about the things that we look forward to each day and explore some of the magic that we may sometimes take for granted. Welcome 2021 by creating your own shining stars using colorful pastels and words of hope against black paper to resemble twinkling stars in the dark night sky. The brilliant pastels will produce shining stars for all to see! Program is FREE to the public. Zoom Registration required. For a list of craft supplies and to register, visit the Bullock Museum website

January 14, 2021 | 1 PM

Viva Cinema: La Soledad

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily January 11 - 15, 2021 Q&A January 14, 2021 at 1:00pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Jorge Thielen Armand's 2016 film, La Soledad, and connect with the Bullock Museum and Cine Las Americas for a LIVE lunch chat about the film on Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m. (CST)

Amidst Venezuela's economic crisis, a young father must save his family from the demolition of their home. A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 48 hours between January 11 - 15, and an advance purchase on or before Thursday, January 14 before 1:00 p.m. will grant you exclusive access to the LIVE lunch chat.

Event Details

A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home. This ticketed virtual screening is part of the Viva Cinema Film Series. Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language and Hispanic-heritage movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in the original language, with English subtitles if the film is not in English. This screening will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles. This season, selections are focused on highlighting the richness of the African Diaspora experience in Latin America. As we have experienced in the U.S., conversations about race are necessarily complex, affecting individuals, families, neighborhoods, and ultimately the nation. Through this series, we invite exploration of the intersections of Latinx and African-origin identities within and across the borders of the Americas. On Thursday, January 14, Dr. Jean Ann Lauer, Program Advisor to Cine Las Americas, will guest moderate a conversation with Jorge Thielen Armand, director and co-writer of La Soledad.

Your Support Matters

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

January 21, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Rita’s Quilt Talk featuring Shannon Downey

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Come learn the compelling story of Rita’s Quilt!
When craftivist Shannon Downey stumbled upon an unfinished quilt at an estate sale in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, she knew she had to finish it in honor of the original artist who had passed on. She also knew that she could not do it alone. Hear the story of what happened when 150 artists from across the country worked together to finish #RitasQuilt.
Rita’s Quilt is a work of love. Rita planned the quilt painstakingly, and Shannon was able to complete her design. The quilt consists of a beautifully embroidered map, fifty stars, and fifty states’ birds and flowers. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible work of art and to learn the full story!
Shannon will be at the Neill-Cochran House Museum to share this incredible story. We will set up out on our spacious front lawn. The in-person crowd will be kept small to ensure we can socially distance all chairs for everyone’s safety. We will also have hot cider available to keep everyone warm! We request that all guests, speakers, and staff remain masked to ensure everyone’s safety, except when in their seats enjoying their cider!
We will also be presenting this spectacular event virtually the day of the talk! Register for the special zoom meeting to learn more about Rita’s Quilt.

January 22, 2021 | 7 pm

Member Exclusive: Not Alone Exhibition Conversation

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join us for a member-exclusive virtual conversation around the original Bullock Museum exhibition Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.

Moderated by Bullock Museum Deputy Director of Interpretation, Kate Betz, a group of specialists working in human trafficking prevention, education, and advocacy will share insights into efforts to raise awareness of this issue and prevent further exploitation of individuals. First-hand accounts from those working daily in the field will shed a light on how pervasive the issue of trafficking is and how easily individuals can be targeted. Feel empowered to be able to identify trafficking, become an advocate for yourself and others, and learn how to talk to loved ones about this important issue.
Zoom registration required.

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January 26, 2021 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: First Encounters – When the Conquistadors Met the Karankawa

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. How did early American Indians encounter their environment, other tribes, and the Spanish conquistadors in the vast landscape that would become Texas? A Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and paintings to explore stories that reveal what impact these first encounters made upon these early Texans. 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.

January 28, 2021 | 7 pm

B Movies and Bad History: Outbreaks

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Explore the stories behind on-screen outbreaks.

With the threat of a pandemic no longer a possibility but a reality, join experts from the fields of film and public health for a look back at some of the best (and worst) examples of outbreaks on screen. From the laughable to the plausible, you'll see these flicks in a whole new light.

Your Support Matters

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