Upcoming Events

December 2020

December 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Texas History and the Civil War

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 United States divide and go to war against itself? How did this affect families, the economy, and enslaved people? What battles were fought within Texas' borders and what toll did these battles take on the soldiers? A Museum Educator will lead an exploration for a search for evidence from artifacts and paintings. A special guest from the past, Major General Granger, will tell his story about how his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation brought about the end of slavery in Texas. 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.

December 3, 2020 | 6 pm

Virtual Workshop: Tamales

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Food history and tips on making your own tasty tamales.

Every year around the holidays in Texas, making tamales is a cherished custom. Discover the story behind this favorite holiday tradition with historian Dr. Monica Perales and follow along with a recipe to make your own batch at home this season.

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.

December 3, 2020 | 10 am

Virtual Storytime: Too Many Tamales

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.

Listen in for a reading of Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and create some traditional crafts inspired by the mouth-watering tale. Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . . This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate and funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.

Program is FREE to the public.

December 10, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Texas Artist Series: Jackie Venson

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Be a part of an intimate performance from the home of musician and songwriter, Jackie Venson to kick off this season of the Texas Artist Series showcase.

Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her complexly beautiful music and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts. With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of her entire tour schedule, and the wave of social change sweeping across the country, Jackie committed herself to releasing more music than ever before, connecting with her fans directly and speaking up about the change she wanted to see in her city and country. On April 20th, Jackie released a new EP titled jackie the robot vol 1 composed entirely of remixes that re-imagine Jackie’s critically acclaimed catalog, and showcases her growth as both a musician and producer. This fall, Jackie will be releasing her next studio album Vintage Machine, her first studio follow up to 2019’s Joy. Music from Vintage Machine will be featured heavily on Jackie’s upcoming taping for Austin City Limits’ 46th season. With the uncertainty of the times we’re living in, one thing holds true for Jackie Venson, she’s going to play her music, speak her truth, and spread as much joy as she can doing it.

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.

December 15, 2020 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

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 were the causes of the Texas Revolution? What key players and events helped a small group of revolutionaries achieve independence from Mexico? There are some mysteries to the story we may never solve. Sort through the fact and fiction of this epic moment in Texas history through an artifact adventure and discover why the Texas Revolution is crucial to understanding American history. Zoom webinar registration required. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program.

Program is Free to the Public.

For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

December 17, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Viva Cinema: El Vuelco del Cangrejo

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily December 14 – 18, 2020 Q&A December 17, 2020 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Óscar Ruiz Navia's 2009 film, El vuelco del cangrejo and connect with the Bullock Museum and Cine Las Americas for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

A drama set in the black communities of Colombia's Pacific Coast, where a man looking to flee the country by boat encounters a local fisherman. A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 24 hours between December 14 - 18, and an advance purchase on or before Thursday, December 17 will grant you exclusive access to the LIVE conversation.
At La Barra, an isolated and humid village on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Cerebro, leader of the native Afro Colombian Community, is at odds with the White Man, a landowner who wants to build a resort on the beach. Daniel, a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives in the place, looking for a boat to leave the country. Daniel, forced to leave, has to be part of the struggle of this village to survive the looming advent of modernity. 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, December 17, Dr. Jean Ann Lauer, Program Advisor to Cine Las Americas, will guest moderate a conversation with Óscar Ruiz Navia, director of El vuelco del cangrejo.

Your Support Matters

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