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Texas Since World War II

TSHA Annual Meeting

Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.

New History at Old Red

New History at Old Red: Democracy
Experts Discuss State, Naional, and Global Democracy
Lectures from Southern Methodist Univsersity include:
9-10am Sarah Rodriguez, Texas-Anglo Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century
10-11am Jeffrey Engel, United States - The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea
11am-12noon Jo Guldi, World-Democracy and Participation in Britain and the World, 1867 to 1968
12noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Workshop Session - Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom (Speaker TBA)

Brewing Up Texas

This exhibit covers the history of Texas brewing from the 1840s to today offering interactive content highlighting the state’s earliest breweries, the impact of prohibition, Texas beer memorabilia, home brewing, and today’s rich tapestry of modern craft breweries.

Exploring Texas Workshop Series

TSHA hosts the Exploring Texas Workshop Series every year. Teachers in attendance can receive professional development credit for attending sessions with accessible historical content and pedagogoical advice from renowned scholars, respected classroom practicioners, and organizations with expertise in the fields of history, geography, economics, civics, and skill building.
2017-2018 Schedule
Amarillo - July 21, 2017
Richardson - August 7-8, 2017
Austin - November 7-8, 2017
Houston - February 5-6, 2018

Blue Star Admissions

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 duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families.

Austin Museum Day

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 favorite games will have every gamer wanting to play again.

Austin Muesum Day will take place on September 12, 2017 between 12 - 3 pm

Mystic Arts of Tibet

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.

Location, Location, Location: Using a Grid to Determine Context

This lesson introduces students to making inferences about artifacts based on context, or where the artifact is located in relation to other artifacts or its surroundings. This lesson also reinforces the use of a grid system to find location. Students will use a grid system to study archeology, make inferences about artifacts, and make conclusions about the past Lifeways of ancient Texas

The Assassin's Assassin: A Case Study of the Jack Ruby Trial

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 Collection

This 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