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Bullock Texas State History Museum

September 2019

Austin Museum Day at the Bullock Museum

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Join us and Austin Museum Partnership for Austin Museum Day and enjoy free admission as you explore two unique exhibitions, Cowboys in Space and Beyond Planet Earth. Special family programs from 12:00-3:00pm combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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B Movies and Bad History: Cowboys in Space

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

See the best (and worst) examples of sci-fi westerns shown on-screen and explore the meaning behind them. The mashup of different genres is nothing new in the film business but no other combination of styles is more amusing than the sci-fi western. Trade the cowboy's six-shooter and horse for a ray-gun and spaceship and let the fun begin. Join us for a look at some of the best (and worse) examples of the space cowboy through clips and conversation.  This…

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Storytime: Over the Moon

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Fly high with us as we read and learn all about our moon. Dive into stories, sing your favorite songs, and expand your imaginations through hands-on experiences designed especially for ages 2-5. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.

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7th Annual American Indian Heritage Day

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Join the Bullock Museum and Great Promise for American Indians in celebrating the 7th Annual American Indian Heritage Day! The day will feature a range of activities with dancing and drumming performances and interactive experiences for school groups during the morning and an evening program that celebrates the traditional and contemporary performance arts of Texas's American Indian groups. Learn more about both of the day's programs >> https://bit.ly/2NoncZ4

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October 2019

HIGH NOON TALK: SECRETS IN THE DIRT

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture. The Gault archaeological complex, located in Central Texas, is one of the most important and extensive sites in North America. Join author Mary S. Black, for a talk on her book Secrets in the Dirt which explores recent discoveries at the site that suggest that Texas has been a good place for people to live for as many…

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H-E-B FREE FIRST SUNDAY

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state.

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LITTLE TEXANS: BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Bring your young Texans (ages 2-5) for an interactive experience on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am. Drop-in for this monthly hands-on program incorporating movement, play and tactile learning into engaging experiences where younger children (ages 2-5) can discover something new alongside their caregivers. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.

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TEXAS FOCUS: THE FACULTY

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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The Faculty is a 1998 American science fiction teen horror film that has developed a cult following in the years since its release. Many scenes in the film were shot in Austin, Texas as well as various other Texas cities. A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum's Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. This season's selections center around films made in Austin. This evening's program includes a film screening and Q&A. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Viva Cinema: La Jaula de Oro

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$5 – $8

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream). In La Jaula de Oro, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel to the United States in search of a better life. The film, directed by Diego Quemada-Díez was selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival where Quemada-Díez won the A Certain Talent award for directing. Viva Cinema is co-presented with Cinema Las Americas.

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