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This online multimedia project documents the the thousands of black Texan men who served as commissioned and non-commissioned officers, infantrymen, cavalrymen, military policemen, mechanics, doctors, dentists, veterinary assistants, lumbermen, chauffeurs, laborers and stevedores, and in a variety of other roles. It also seeks to tell the stories of African Americans on the home front: tales of patriotism, anti...
Texas Time Travel provides interactive travel resources to explore the histroy of Texas' involvement in WWI. The website features maps and links to explore WWI historic sites in Texas and mobile tours are available for access on your cellphone featuring images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas relating to the Great War.
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...
A podcast series produced by Stevie Ray Vaughn in Conjunction with the Bullock Museum which examines the history and development of Vaughn’s own signature musical style as well as the musical culture of 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...
This is a primary document of James Bowie's Mexican Land Grant Application from 1830. James "Jim" Bowie is considered one of the legendary figures in Texas history. Although not a native Texan, Bowie has become a folk hero known for both a large-bladed knife and the even larger fame gained at the battle of the Alamo. Before he came to Texas, the Kentucky-born Bowie was already well known in Louisiana— not as a...
This is a primary document of the letter that imprisoned Stephen Austin. It is featured at the Bullock Museum on the 182nd anniversary of Austin's imprisonment. After becoming an empresario in 1823, Stephen Austin worked diligently with the Mexican government to protect his colonists’ rights. Ten years after his arrival in present-day Texas, and 182 years ago today, this letter ordering his arrest signaled an end to...
This is a primary document of the Testimonio (Certified Copy) of Stephen F. Austin's Second Empresario Contract, the contract that allowed Stephen F. AUstin to bring 500 families to Mexican Texas. Often called "The Father of Texas," Stephen F. Austin carved out his place in history by bringing thousands of settlers to Mexican Texas from the United States. In the 1820s, Austin and his father, Moses, became land...
This is a primary document of John Mitchell's oath of office. John Mitchell was one one of the first African American to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives. African Americans in Texas experienced the right to vote for the first time between February 10–14, 1868. After the 11th Texas Legislature met in 1866 and refused to pass the amendments abolishing slavery and granting citizenship to African...
This is a primary document. It is the Oath of Office document of Richard Allen, one of Texas' first African American Legislator. Richard Allen (1830–1909) was born enslaved in Richmond, Virginia, and arrived in Harris County with slave owner J. J. Cain in 1837. As a young man, Allen gained a solid reputation for construction and engineering work, and designed and helped to build the impressive Houston mansion of...
The Bullock Museum features the Texas Story Project - where you can experience the diverse stories of Texas. Through this website you can share your Texas story, or read stories from people across Texas. Visit the website to join the experience.
This collection contains photographs and archival material related primarily to Mexican American families in Houston.
John J. Herrera was an attorney in Houston, Texas and president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He was very active in advocating for civil rights for Hispanic and Mexican Americans in Houston. Herrera's extensive archive of materials are primarily related to his activities with LULAC.
Edited by J. Frank Dobie, 1924. Includes legends people, places, and supernatural events of Texas.
By Rahcel Lofton, Susie Hendrix and Jane Kennedy, 1926. A stirring narrative of adventure, hardship and privation in the early days of Texas, depicting struggles with the Indians and other adventures.
By J.W. Wilbarger, 1890. Reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas. Source: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
This featured collections page of the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, timelines, and other materials that explore President John F. Kennedy's visit to Houston on November 21, 1963.
This featured collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral history clips, timelines, and other materials that explore the history of baseball in Houston.
This featured collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, timelines, and other materials that explore the rich history of Hispanic Americans in Houston.
This featured collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights film clips and other resources that explore the history of NASA's presence in Houston. The KHOU-TV films clips feature President John F. Kennedy and astronauts Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong.
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