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The Bullock Texas State History Museum

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1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
5129368746 www.thestoryoftexas.com

March 2017

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

March 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
$13

The quintessential, one-and-only exhibition on blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan has come to Austin at the Bullock Museum March 10, 2017 through July 23, 2017. Named after Vaughan's 1983 best-known, original song, and guest curated by Stevie's older brother Jimmie Vaughan, Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan highlights the life and career of this iconic musician. Several guitars, including Vaughan's famed "Number One" Fender Stratocaster, are on view alongside artifacts such as poignant early family photographs,…

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Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

March 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
$13

Based on the collections of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, artifacts and concert footage come together in this dynamic exhibition. Whether it's forging human bonds, building a sense of community, providing broad exposure for musical artists – both old and new – or as one of the most important economic engines of the music industry, the story of the music festival is inextricably linked with music's powerful cultural impact around the globe. Using online voting,…

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Spring Break at the Bullock

March 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 17, 2017

The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
Free

Spend your Spring Break at the Bullock! Enjoy a variety of programs perfect for kids and their adult companions, from hands-on activities to storytimes, and more in-depth workshops that explore music and storytelling. Drop in anytime between 10am and 12pm Monday-Friday. All programs are FREE for members or with exhibit admission. Monday, March 13 - Goin' on Tour Tuesday, March 14 - History of the Guitar Wednesday, March 15 - Storytelling Through Song Thursday, March 16 - History Detectives Friday,…

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October 2018

H-E-B FREE FIRST SUNDAY

October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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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. Explore 34 artworks by Comanche artist Eric Tippeconnic paired with unique artifacts that blend the past with the present to honor the Comanche people in the exhibition Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic. Gain an insider's perspective on what makes stock shows and rodeo an integral…

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EVENINGS OUT: VIVA TEXAS VINO

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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$25 – $40

Certified Sommelier, author, and regular Texas Monthly columnist, Jessica Dupuy will walk guests through her most recent wine recommendations while providing an in-depth Texas wine tasting tutorial. Guests will be divided up into teams, then each team will rotate through several  winery stations to learn about different Texas winemakers, their vintages and how to awaken your palate to the distinct flavors of Texas wine. Guests will pair these local wines with delicious bites created by the team from the Story of Texas…

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VIVA CINEMA: EL SUEÑO DEL MARA’AKAME

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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$5 – $8

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film El sueño del Mara’akame (Mara’akame’s Dream). Nieri is a young Huichol Indian whose dream is travelling with his band to play a concert in Mexico City. But his father is a Mara’akame (Huichol Shaman) and has different plans for his son. Despite his wishes to become a musician, Nieri must find the Blue Deer in his dreams in order to become a Mara’akame and follow in this tradition. Nieri travels…

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SPOOKTACULAR

October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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Free

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls welcome at the annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. The whole family can enjoy hands-on fun and scientific demonstrations. Plus, explore the Museum's exhibits after hours at this FREE event. Spooktacular is presented in partnership with Girlstart.

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November 2018

VIVA CINEMA: TESOROS

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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$5 – $8

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film Tesoros (Treasures). Siblings Dylan and Andrea set off with their new friends on a marvelous journey of discovery in search of long lost pirate loot. Known as the most successful woman director of Mexican cinema, María Novaro's film Tesoros follows the story of a band of kids that live in a fishing community on the coast of Guerrero, Mexico, and their adventure to find a treasure that the pirate Francis Drake…

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H-E-B FREE FIRST SUNDAY: AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE

November 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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Free

Celebrate American Indian Heritage month through stories, art, and demonstrations highlighting the past, present, and future of native cultures.    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. Join gifted storyteller and educator, Amy Bruton Bluemel, in an interactive storytime exploring artifacts and customs of the Chickasaw Nation and of other southeastern tribes.…

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SCIENCE THURSDAY

November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, 78701
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FREE for all groups who have pre-registered for a Bullock Museum field trip.

Discover the science of the Story of Texas! On Science Thursdays, students can drop in and explore the Bullock Museum, see demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities with STEM experts from Central Texas Discover Engineering. Science Thursdays are FREE for all groups who have pre-registered for a Bullock Museum field trip. Every Science Thursday is different, but all activities connect to content in the exhibits and films at the Museum, and may include some of the following: Hair-Raising Experience with a…

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