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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...
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...
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...
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 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.
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...
This exhibit (sponsored by the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University) celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. It also highlights the legacies of ranching and examines the role the livestock...
Deep in the Vaults of Texas: A Campus Collaboration brings together diverse artifacts from archives, museums, and repositories across The University of Texas at Austin campus. Displayed at the LBJ Presidential Library, the exhibit showcases items from a wide range of time periods and locations and underscores the richness and depth of the university’s holdings – from early Texas arrowheads to Renaissance paintings...
Texas Tech University, with the generous support of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, have constructed an educational digital tool that introduces Texas high school students to the story of the Holocaust, that honors the heroism of our Texas soldiers who fought in WWII, but that also continues the important work of remembering this incredibly dark time in history.  This project includes an exhibit...
In observance of the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, the Museum presents a temporary exhibit about the conflict, “America in the First World War,” opening on April 6, 2017. The exhibit features numerous original artifacts as well as large-scale models of significant aircraft, both with and without their fabric covering. The exhibit will close December 31, 2018.
The Collin County Historical Society and Museum launches an exhibit to honor the role Collin County soldiers and Texas played in the Great War. The museum exhibit will provide an overview of World War I, with special focus on different aspects and outcomes encountered by the United States during their involvement in the Great War. Visitors will be provided an iPad with interactive apps including maps, timelines,...
Featuring wooden sculptures by Robert Cardinale, Texas Missions and Churches presents an artist’s vision of 12 iconic Texas religious sites to explore the critical role missions and churches played in the development of the Lone Star State. This exhibit details mission architecture and construction techniques, and unique architectural features such as perfectly placed windows which allow solar illuminations of the...
"Texas in the First World War" Explores the role of the Lone Star State in this pivotal world event. Co-curated by students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, this exhibit sheds light on the legacy of a global conflict that still heavily influences world affairs, politics, and alliances to this day. The exhibit is open April 6, 2017 through March 11, 2018.
Texans Take to the Trenches: WWI The Lone Star State and the Great War is an exhibit from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to mark the 100th anniversary of the "Great War." More than 198,000 Texans joined the United States military, and even more contributed to the war effort on the home front. The event is free and open to the public and offers a first look at the exhibit which will be open through...
No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in WWI will be traveling throughout Texas over the two-year centennial period (2017-2019). Come walk among the eleven thousand veteran names on display and learn their stories: men who died in combat, served as officers, unloaded ships, buried the dead, kept the sawmills going, trained for war on Texas college campuses, and in some cases, deserted. You will see the Great...
Featuring maps dating from 1513 to 1920, the special exhibition Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star Statetraces more than 400 years of Texas history. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the formation of Texas, from an unnamed frontier in the New World, to a small outpost of New Spain, to the huge, bustling state that now leads the nation.Through this unique presentation of cartographic...
The Museum of South Texas History began the Sunday Speaker Series of the New Year in January with a talk by Joseph Fox about Lone Star beer’s 1970s marketing campaign. Upcoming talks feature the evolution of women's fashion and Confederate and Union Tejanos. The Sunday Speaker Series features talks that span various aspects of Texas history and culture. The series is free with regular admission into the museum. The...
Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear history and tales from the cattle drives and early ranching. Learn about Texas Longhorn cattle and experience a living part of Texas history. All ages are welcome. Program is included in the daily admission fee. Other tour times are available on request—please call 325.762.3592 one week in advance.
This is an online exhibit featured by the Austin History Center and the Austin Public Library. Austin's street history truly begins in 1839, just prior to the city's founding, when Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas, commissioned his old war-time friend Edwin Waller to survey the site for the new capital city and to oversee its planning and construction. Waller, who had participated in the signing...
This is an online exhibit featured by the Austin History Center and the Austin Public Library and highlights Austin history through views of its Capitol. The current capitol, built in 1888, is the fourth building in Austin to house the offices of the Texas government. It is a story of an engineering and construction feat to equal few others of its time, of financial and political maneuvering, of struggle and...
This is an online exhibit from the Austin History Center and the Austin Public Library. Austin in the early '40s: the population was 114,000; I-35 was yet to be built; the average rent per month was $35; Lyndon Johnson was the congressional representative from this area. Newspaper headlines charted the progress of battles in World War II, and President Roosevelt cautioned that a "long hard war" lay ahead. Smaller,...
This is an online exhibit from the Austin History Center and the Austin Public Library and draws from materials form the Jane McCallum Papers and highlights the work of the Austin Suffrage Association and women who played key roles in the movement. The majority of the materials in this online exhibit are part of the Jane Y. McCallum Papers (collection number FP E.4) held by the Austin History Center. Documenting not...
This is an online exhibit from the Austin History Center and the Austin Public Library. This exhibit, originally displayed in April 1994, was a joint presentation of the Austin History Center and the Heritage Society of Austin. Many thanks go to Heritage Society members Gregory Free and Martha Hartzog for using photographs, newspaper clippings, and personal recollections from the Austin History Center's collections...
This is an online exhibit from the Austin History Center and the Austin Public Library. It showcases many of "memorable Austin firsts." Austin's history has been filled with events great and small, significant and trivial, historic and amusing. All have contributed to building the city that is first in our hearts. Finding these milestones is one of the pleasures of conducting research in the Austin History Center....
This program presents the exhibition and opening of the new Briscoe-Garner Museum. The Briscoe-Garner Museum is one of four divisions of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, an organized research unit of The University of Texas at Austin. The museum is located in the house that served as John Nance Garner's home for more than thirty years. The museum is dedicated to the remarkable lives of John Nance "...
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