Exhibition Our Global Kitchen now on view

This re-creation of an Aztec Marketplace from 1519 displays the typical food items on sale and provides an explanation of how cacao beans were used to buy goods.

This re-creation of an Aztec Marketplace from 1519 displays the typical food items on sale and provides an explanation of how cacao beans were used to buy goods.

 

The special exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture – on view at the Bullock Museum now through July 24, 2016 – explores the complex systems that bring food from farm to fork. View rare artifacts, such as a Sumerian grain weight, a Pre-Columbian ceramic dog from Mexico, and a Moroccan mortar and pestle, among others. Explore a Vietnamese rice paddy field, a French oyster farm, and discover how maize farms in the U.S. differ from those in Kenya.

 

Travel back to Tenochtitlan in 1519 and experience an ancient Aztec market place. Cook virtual dishes from around the world, and learn about the science behind various cooking methods. Learn what scientists discovered about the last meal eaten by a 5,000-year-old mummified human and peek into the dining rooms of famous people, such as the Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan and British author Jane Austen.

 

Discover the Whole Foods Market Tasting Kitchen, offering live demonstrations and samplings on select Saturdays. Upcoming Tasting Kitchen events will feature fresh food experts from Daily Greens on May 21, Hat Creek Provisions on June 4, Whole Food Market on June 11, Confituras on June 25, Delysia Chocolatier on July 2, Cuvée Coffee on July 9, and Skull & Cakebones on July 16. Whole Foods Market Tasting Kitchen events are free with admission to the Our Global Kitchen exhibition. For a full list of programs, visit the Museum’s calendar page.

 

Our Global Kitchen education programs and Tasting Kitchen sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation. Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Bullock Museum Offers One-of-a-Kind Docent Training

AUSTIN, TX — September 2012 — Do you love Texas and its rich history? If the answer is yes, then come share your passion for the story of Texas as a volunteer docent for the Bullock Texas State History Museum and take advantage of a one-of-a-kind training opportunity this fall — free classes with Dr. Frank de la Teja, former official historian of the State of Texas.
Fall 2012 docent training begins October 1. The program represents a 3-month commitment and includes group sessions, history content lectures with Dr. Frank de la Teja, former official historian of the State of Texas, a mentoring relationship, independent work on the part of the docent, and a final evaluation.
Serving as a volunteer docent is a rewarding way to share your love of Texas as you create memorable and enlightening experiences for museum visitors. Docents are expected to lead scheduled tours on the three floors of core exhibits and the temporary gallery, as well as provide walk-up tours and have informal interaction in the gallery with visitors. Docents are an integral part of the volunteer corps and are expected to volunteer on a regular basis, serving as greeters and podium attendants and participating in special events. All volunteer are asked to be participants in Museum educational enrichment programs.
As a docent you will receive ongoing content training, as well as temporary exhibit training that includes exclusive previews of new exhibitions and behind the scenes discussions with Museum curators.
Applications for Fall Docents should be sent in by September 26. To learn more about the Bullock Museum, visit TheStoryofTexas.com
For more information on volunteering, contact the Volunteer Office at 512-936-4614 or Volunteers@thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is located at 1800 N. Congress Avenue at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. For general information, call (512) 936-8746.