Upcoming Events

October 2020

October 8, 2020

Melanie Clemmons: Likes Charge

Women & Their Work

Thu Aug 13, 2020 - Thu Oct 8, 2020 In the exhibition Likes Charge, Melanie Clemmons transforms the gallery into a livestream temple dedicated to reimagining networked technology as a medium for spiritual rejuvenation and metaphysical manifestation. Surrounded by a series of video art projections that cast a magic circle, free from the internet’s more sinister elements, viewers can connect to cloud-based bliss. A flatscreen reflection pool explores algorithmic filter bubbles, and a smartphone sculpture embedded with 3D printed healing crystals provides a remedy for social media doom-scrolling. Web portals offer viewers online access to these metaphysical havens, and when available for in-person access, gallery visitors become part of the virtual experience via captive webcams.

October 8, 2020 | 7pm

Texas Focus: The 24th

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join the Bullock Museum for a LIVE virtual screening and conversation about Kevin Willmott and Trai Byers's film The 24th.

The 24th tells the incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment and the Houston Riot of 1917.
The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The riot, which lasted two hours, led to the death of nine civilians, four policemen and two soldiers, and resulted in the largest murder trial in history, which sentenced a total of nineteen men to execution, and forty-one men to life sentences. 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. You can find out more through our Texas History Timeline and take a look at artifacts related to African American soldiers.
Please note: This LIVE virtual film screening starts promptly at 7:00 PM (CST). Join us on Zoom for a LIVE conversation after the film at 9:00 PM (CST). You will receive a confirmation email upon purchase of your virtual film screening ticket containing a link to Vertical Entertainment's private YouTube streaming site for access to the film and a link to access our live conversation via Zoom.

October 13, 2020 | 10:00 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. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. Zoom webinar registration required. For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

October 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM

Virtual Family Program: Batty About Bats

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.

Join Austin Nature and Science Center to learn all about different kinds of bats, including Austin’s amazing bat colony. Explore their behavior and anatomy while discovering some batty facts. Add to Austin’s bat colony and create a bat of your own using materials you can gather around the house.
Program is FREE to the public. Zoom registration is required.

October 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: What Makes Texas, Texas?

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 do you picture when you think about Texas? How much do you know about the symbols chosen by our Legislature? Which symbols of Texas are your favorites? A Museum Educator will lead students as they discover the important elements and symbols that represent our great state through sight and sound.   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.

October 29, 2020 | 6pm

Viva Texas Vino

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join us online for a fun and flavorful night exploring Texas wine.

Celebrate Texas Wine Month and be our guest as certified Sommelier Jessica Dupuy leads a happy hour conversation with winemakers from across the state all focused on Texas-made French varietals. Discover the characteristics of these wines while learning about the history of the industry in Texas. Pick up a bottle in advance so you can compare vintages with experts from the comfort of your couch during this online program.
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.

$5 Tickets, Members Free

October 30, 2020 | 5 pm

Spooktacular 2020

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Virtually join the Bullock Museum in partnership with Girlstart for the annual FREE family-friendly Halloween celebration. Engage in virtual fun with hands-on STEAM activities for the whole family.

The Bullock Museum and Girlstart have everything you need to bring our annual FREE family-friendly Spooktacular to you virtually! From boo bubbles to the physics of candy to spooky sounds, gather the simple materials needed for this virtual Halloween celebration. Put on your favorite costume and join in on the hands-on fun with the following activities, stay tuned for material lists and videos:
  • Create a Halloween party popper filled with treats and ghostly goodies to keep for yourself or give to a ghoul.
  • Explore the chemistry behind boo bubbles and make your own bouncing, unbreakable bubbles at home.
  • From how bats fly to how they eat, learn all about these nocturnal animals as you design your own balancing bat creation.
  • Gather some candy and channel your inner physicist as you learn about mass, density, and buoyancy. This time, you can eat your science experiment.
  • Frighten your friends and family with a spooky screaming sound! Put your acoustical engineering skills to the test as you use a cup, string, and water to create a Halloween noisemaker.
Spooktacular is presented in partnership with Girlstart, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing girls' interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs.