Upcoming Events

November 2020

November 3, 2020 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Spanish Missions in 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. Why did the Spanish attempt to build Missions in Texas? What effect did this have on the Native Americans living in Texas? Were these Missions a success or a failure? Explore these questions alongside a museum educator using maps, timelines, and historical information. 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.

November 5, 2020 | 7:30PM

Texas Focus: Community First, A Home for the Homeless

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily November 1 - 6, 2020 Q&A November 5, 2020 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Layton Blaylock's 2019 documentary film, Community First, A Home for the Homeless. Connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film.

Purchase of a virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 48 hours between November 1 - 6. Enjoy free access to a LIVE conversation with the director on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Community First, A Home for the Homeless is a documentary introducing an innovative new model for transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community.
The film tells the story of Community First! Village, a 27 acre, master planned development providing affordable, permanent housing for hundreds of chronically homeless people in Austin, Texas. The Village offers a variety of micro enterprises providing the residents an opportunity to make a dignified income. 20% of the residents have never been homeless but choose to live there as support. Community First, A Home for the Homeless illustrates how the sense of community at the core of the Village is transforming the lives of our homeless brothers and sisters. As founder Alan Graham explains, “It is specifically designed to lift the chronically homeless off the streets, offering them a place to call home, helping them heal from the ravages of life on the streets, and allowing them to rediscover a purpose in their lives.” 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. Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

November 10, 2020 | 12pm

High Noon Talk: Tonkawa Texts

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Discover why the Tonkawa are one of the most unique cultures of Texas.

High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture. Although tribal traditions survive among the Tonkawa people, the Tonkawa language has been extinct for more than 75 years. Much of what is known about Tonkawa—an “isolate” language, related to no others—comes to us through the stories collected and translated in Tonkawa Texts. Join author Dr. Thomas Wier for a talk on the language it preserves and the stories it tells. Program is FREE to the public.

November 12, 2020 | 7:30PM

Viva Cinema: The Forbidden Shore

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily November 9 – 13, 2020 Q&A November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Ron Chapman's 2016 documentary, The Forbidden Shore. Connect with the Bullock Museum and Cine Las Americas for a LIVE conversation about Chapman's film on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Purchase of a virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 72 hours between November 9 - 13. After you've watched the film, enjoy free access to a LIVE conversation with the director on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Forbidden Shore explores the myriad forms of contemporary music being played in Cuba, through the extraordinary and unlimited access filmmaker Ron Chapman has had to the streets, the people, the musicians, and the stories of contemporary Cuba.

Event Details

Nowhere else has there been such an inextricable relationship between political realities and the unquenchable desire for Cuban artists to express their music and voice freely. The tension between austerity and creativity, and between the rhythms of day-to-day Cuban life and the undeniable rhythms of blended cultural influences are evident in every frame. Through concert and street performances, and revealing interviews with musicians, artists and everyday Cuban citizens, you’ll get a view of how spirited life is like on these shores. A stunning chronicle of the lives, loves, stories, and dreams of the people shrouded from the view of nearby shores. 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, November 12, Dr. Jean Ann Lauer, Program Advisor to Cine Las Americas, will guest moderate a conversation with Ron Chapman, director of The Forbidden Shore.

Your Support Matters

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

November 17, 2020 | 10 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Gone To Texas – Part of the Nation’s Immigration Story

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. Why did people move to Texas from other countries? What challenges and opportunities did they face? A Museum Educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas, interesting stories from immigrants, and show artifacts that people brought with them on the journey. Many of the stories of immigration to Texas can also be compared to the characteristics of immigration to the United States. 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.

November 19, 2020 | 10:00 AM

Virtual Family Program: Native American Heritage

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 Native American Heritage Month with a lively re-telling of the Chickasaw tale, Baby Rattlesnake, by Native American Storyteller Amy Bruton Bluemel. Take part in the story by creating a unique rattle to shake along with the rattlesnake in the story. Program is FREE to the public. Zoom Registration is Required.

November 27, 2020

Bullock Museum Store Holiday Sale

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Shop our annual Holiday Sale November 27 – December 13, 2020. Our annual Bullock Museum Holiday Sale will be a little bit different this year. In lieu of the annual Member Night Sales Event, we are extending our holiday sale in-store and online for an additional week.

Save 20% on all items in-store and online November 27th through December 13th. Bullock Museum members will receive a 10% - 15% discount in addition to the 20% off all items. Shop our brand new selection of ornaments, jewelry, ceramics, and Texas-themed gifts for everyone on your list. Proceeds from your Bullock Store purchases support the preservation and exhibition of Texas history and educational programs at the Bullock Museum. Thank you for your continued support.