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Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States

April 2019

WWI America: Stories of a Turbulent Nation

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 11, 2019

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$9 – $13

WWI America presents the stories of a divisive and transformational America told through original artifacts, images, voices, music, hands-on exploration, and multimedia presentations. Before the War Americans watched warily as Europe’s armies went to war in the summer of 1914. Although more than two years would pass before the country engaged militarily, the United States began providing support for war-torn Europe almost immediately. Advocates for “preparedness” clashed with newly formed groups seeking peace. America At War, 1917–1918 Within a compressed 19-month…

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Storytime

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$4 – $65

Pop in with your young Texans (ages 2-5) for Bullock Storytime on the 4th Thursday of each month. Dive into stories, sing your favorite songs, and expand your imaginations through hands-on experiences designed especially for ages 2-5. At this month's Storytime, discover things that are long, short, big, and small! Listen to a story about measuring and discover objects of different sizes. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.

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Storytime: Stop and Go

April 25 @ 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

Learn all about transportation and the ways we get around. Program Details Pop in with your young Texans (ages 2-5) for Bullock Storytime on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am. 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.   This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Support for the Bullock Museum's…

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iACT’s 2018 Hope Awards

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$225

Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) invites everyone to celebrate Austin as a welcoming community. On Tuesday April 30, iACT will continue the tradition of hosting the Hope Awards, one of the most uplifting nights of the year in Austin. The 2019 Hope Awards will take place at The Bullock Texas State History Museum and will celebrate iACT’s many years of service to Central Texas. The evening will feature an intimate conversation about friendship and giving back with two very…

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May 2019

High Noon Talk: They Called Them Soldier Boys

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

Explore the contributions of Texans in the Great War. In conjunction with the centennial of the Great War and the exhibition World War I America, join us for a talk on the Texas National Guard's Seventh Texas Infantry Regiment. Historian and author Gregory Ball will share some of his in-depth study of the Texas Seventh from his book, They Called Them Soldier Boys. Hear about some of the contributions of this unit, including the efforts of its Choctaw code-talkers in WWI and…

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Short Course: Spanish Texas

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$15 – $20

Informative, entertaining, expert-led talks to enrich your knowledge of Texas history both in the museum classroom and gallery. Join us for an in-depth look at Spanish colonial Texas with scholarly presentations and breaks for lunch and a tour of the exhibition Becoming Texas. Dr. Frank de la Teja will address this era of Texas history with emphasis on Spanish objectives and outcomes while Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez will discuss the era with special attention paid to Texas' indigenous population. Combining discussion on…

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H-E-B Free First Sunday: Colorful

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

Celebrate the colorful season of spring with free creative activities! 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. Please note: The State of Texas is building a new fully pedestrianized green space between the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas Capitol. The Museum and its parking garage remain open during construction.…

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Little Texans: Tools

May 9 @ 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

Take a hands-on approach to history as we learn about early Texans and the tools they used. 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. This project was made possible in part by…

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The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest and Concert

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Hear squeezebox greats young and old at this afternoon concert in the Museum's Grand Lobby. Watch the next generation of accordion players compete for three grand prizes in polka, Cajun, zydeco, and conjunto accordion traditions at Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Finals and Concert. More information on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-squeeze-2019-finals-tickets-52917127553 Educators: To receive CPE credit, email [email protected] The Bullock Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided…

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Francophone Film Series: Un Homme Qui Crie

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's film Un homme qui crie (A Screaming Man). A 60-something former swimming champion, Adam, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad and is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of civil war and authorities demand the population to contribute to the "war effort," with money or volunteers old enough to fight. In a moment of weakness, Adam…

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Storytime: Our Colorful World

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Celebrate color and creativity through books, songs, and art. Pop in with your young Texans (ages 2-5) for Bullock Storytime on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am. 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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Texas Artist Series: Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Experience the rich diversity of Texas's cultural heritage. From world-renowned concert pianists to award-winning authors, cutting-edge filmmakers to dance troupes, this series explores the arts. Guy Forsyth is an award-winning blues musician with gripping, powerful vocals who delivers energetic performances everywhere he goes. A true Renaissance man, he has mastered numerous instruments including acoustic, electric, and slide guitar; harmonica; ukulele; and singing saw. He has earned numerous Austin Music Awards and a veritable army of fans in Texas and beyond. Join…

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