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The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a proud partner of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.From Memorial Day, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017 the Bullock Museum will offer free admission to the nation’s active...
Join the Bullock for a FREE screening and conversation of What Was Ours as part of the Texas Focus film series, a cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative. Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new...
Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player's experience. In living rooms and arcades, on the internet and mobile devices across the globe, players of electronic games continue to influence the astounding success of an ever-growing industry.Visitors will discover the scope and impact of the electronic gaming industry as a cultural and...
Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Austin Museum Day. Families can explore The Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state.Experience the past, present, and future of video games in the Bullock’s exhibit Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming. Rare gaming artifacts, playable video games, and family-friendly activities inspired by your...
Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Persepolis, co-directed and co-written by Marjane Satrapi, as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in front of the camera. This second season's theme is 'Identity'.A Q&A will follow the screening with Dr. Jeannette Okur, lecturer and Turkish Studies program organizer...
Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup.American Spirits brings the Prohibition era vividly to life through over 100 rare artifacts including flapper dresses, temperance propaganda, a 1927 Ford Model T coupe, and original ratification copies of the 18th and...
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, who will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor.  Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, the tours make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art.The mandalas are used as tools for reconsecrating the earth and...
The Sixth Floor Museum brings together Judge Brandon Birmingham and attorney Toby Shook to discuss the famous killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby and afterwards will host a special viewing of artifacts chosen from the museum's Ruby CollectionThis event will take place on September 27 form 6pm - 8pm at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Admission is $20.e
This two day workshop specializes in helping teachers design lesson plans and engage with students on challenging topics such as: Reconstruction, Civil Disobedience and Reform Movements, Constitutional Changes. This session will be hosted over the course of two days, October 9 – 10 from 9am to 4pm at 5800 Bell Street, Amarillo Texas.
This workshop proved teachers with instructional and technological strategies to make learning more engaging for modern students, primarily by drawing upon Web 2.0 technology. This session will be held at the FT Hancock ISD Administrative Offices in Fort Hancock, Texas on August 18 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
 An annual free daylong cultural and educational event of speakers, programs, demonstrations, music, and exhibits which expand on a different theme each year.  This event is reminiscent of the old Chautauqua held in Waxahachie 1900-1930.   This event is held on September 30 every year at the Historic Chautauqua Auditorium and the surrounding area in Waxahachie, Texas.
An art exhibit produced by San Antonio youth sponsored by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation department.  Using audio, video, photography and other creative mediums these youths explore their own identities and their own relationship with Texas, their city and the rest of the world. This exhibit will be hosted at the UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures from June 24 2017 to October 29 2017 in San Antonio,...
This workshop focuses on helping teachers expose themselves to and learn to utilize vocabulary to instruct students in a social studies classroom.  The ideal result is a learning environment in which students understand clearly what the vocabulary means and have a basis to use academic vocabulary in their own writings and research. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This workshop centers on promoting higher levels of student engagement in social studies curriculum.  Teachers will learn and discuss learning techniques and management styles which will best help students engage with social studies more directly and understand its relevance without having the teacher be to focus of the experience. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This brief lecture explores a variety of strategies to help students engage with research and other literacy-based components of a well-rounded social studies education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 1 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop introduces teachers to the Independent Investigation Method (IMM).  The IMM is a 7-step procedure for teaching students to engage with and apply research skill properly.  It focuses on a cross-curricular approach emphasizing inquiry driven education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 5 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop seeks to help teachers understand the best ways to implement Depth of Knowledge (DOK) practices into their lessons.  It provides clear, easy-to-use strategies to create clearer learning goals, academic vocabulary, and other ways to help students learn in the classroom. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 12 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop is designed to help teachers better understand and adapt their own teaching styles to best aid students from all cultures.  It focuses on strategies to encourage, energize, and support students from diverse cultures and help teachers understand the impact of culture on success in the classroom. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 2 2017 from 8:30am to...
This exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art highlights the relationship between the natural world and the environment by exploring the terminology behind nature through the use of photographs, Native American cultures, and other visual art forms. This exhibit runs from July 15 – December 10 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.
Professor Brian Delay of the University of California will discuss the Texas borderlands and gun history as it pertains to the skirmishes along the Mexican border during that era.  Hosted in conjunction with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The lecture will take place in the Hazelwood Lecture Hall at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas at 7pm on October 19, 2017.
Donald Beard, superintendent of Caprock Canyons State Park, will discuss his successful program to help repopulate the southern plains bison in Caprock.  Hosted in conjunction with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The screening will take place in the Hazelwood Lecture Hall at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas from 7:30pm – 9:30pm on November 16, 2017.
This exhibit, a compilation of original projects produced and curated by University of Houston Honors College Students, examines The Great Migration of African Americans out of the south following the end of World War I.  This exhibit examines the movement from a variety of perspectives as well as its impact on the city of Houston. This exhibit will run from July 5 2017 to August 18 2017 at The Heritage...
In order to commemorate International Day of Peace, the museum will be giving out Free Admission and host a number of Holocaust survivors who will speak about their experiences to the public. This event will run on September 11 2017 from 11AM – 5PM at the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Author Don Graham, in conjunction with the Bullock State History Museum, will walk the audience through the cultural contexts of a variety of foreign films that take place in Texas.  He will discuss how Texan culture is being consumed worldwide, and what that says about what Texan culture values and what other cultures value within Texan culture. This event will take place on September 14 from 7pm – 8:30pm...
Preservation Austin and Dr. Tom Barrett will discuss the “public” archaeology, its importance and relevance in the modern era, and its specific importance to the city of Austin. He will also touch upon archaeological resources in Austin and the current processes in place for historical designations and models.  This event runs on September 12 from 6pm – 7pm at 500 Chicon St, Austin, Texas.
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