Be in the Heart of Texas

An insider's look at Texas history

Nearly 8 million visitors from around the state and all over the world have explored Texas history and culture at the Bullock Texas State History Museum since it opened in 2001. This year, the Museum will feature special exhibitions that examine Texas music icon Stevie Ray Vaughan, the phenomenon of music festivals such as Woodstock, the lives of those intertwined in the domestic slave trade, as well as the role Texas plays in the evolution of electronic gaming.

Seeing Texas History

The Museum features some of the most significant Texas artifacts -- spanning 4,000 years of history -- in Seeing Texas History: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (UT Press: 2016). The guide is a rich treasury of popular and important artifacts from some of the 50-plus special exhibitions on view at the Museum during its first 15 years. The book is an inspirational search through both local and international collections and archives for the most rare, compelling, beautiful, and noteworthy artifacts, all of which have been on view at the Bullock Museum and demonstrate Texas’ connections to the world.

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