100 Days of Stories
May 31 to September 7, 2015
From the artistry and richness of African American visual storytelling, to the colonization of Texas by French and Spanish explorers, to the majesty of humpback whales and the innovation of flight, exhibitions, films, and events at the Museum, summer 2015 captured 100 days of stories at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Week 1: May 31 – June 6
Take part in our first Twitter contest, learn more about our summer IMAX® documentaries, and contemplate stories of Texas's not-so-distant past at programs examining voting rights and African American playwrights. Discover online stories about people making an impact in Texas today.
Week 2: June 7 – June 13
Take a trip around the world without leaving the Museum! Watch Living in the Age of Airplanes in the IMAX Theatre and attend the Museum's travel-themed Free First Sunday. Enjoy our first full week of summer family programs, learn why the movie Giant was such a big deal for Texas, and explore the unique Austin story of Roller Derby.
Week 3: June 14 – June 20
Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth with the opening of two major special exhibitions: And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations and Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection. Be transported across Texas, the world, and the far reaches of the universe by this week's films. Join us as we welcome our newest Texans at the annual World Refugee Day.
Week 4: June 21 – June 27
Explore the visual stories told in And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations and Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection. Create your own mini-quilt at our weekly Create Your Own workshop. Discover more about African American history by attending a live reading of a play based on the life of Frederick Douglass.
Week 5: June 28 – July 4
Cool off with hot new films in the IMAX® Theatre. Watch Sarah Connor join forces once again with the Terminator to save the world, marvel at the beauty and power of humpback whales, or take a trip to the edge of the universe. Hear stories of the first African Americans to break the color barrier at NASA and enjoy a family storytime great for our youngest Texans.
Week 6: July 5 – July 11
Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the first Music Under the Star concert of the season. Bring the whole family to a storytelling-themed Free First Sunday, sample Texas treats at Evenings Out, or learn about the artistry of quilt-making. Tell us about your favorite Texas hero in our second Twitter contest of the summer.
Week 7: July 12 – July 18
Immerse yourself in Texas history at a screening of The Last Picture Show, listen to an indie-rock icon perform on the Lone Star Plaza, and meet Texas artisans and learn more about their crafts. Explore the stories of Texas told in our online digital community, the Texas Story Project.
Week 8: July 19 – July 25
Engage in conversations about civil rights struggles within our Texas History Galleries and summer special exhibitions. Examine the relationship between history and drama in a live play reading. Explore art and engineering with the whole family at our weekly Exploration Station.
Week 9: July 26 – August 1
Learn what a "jammer" is by exploring Roller Derby and then watch them in action on the big screen. Check out the latest Hollywood blockbuster on the biggest IMAX screen in Texas. Read an online story written by an eyewitness about the day when a tragic Texas event became international news.
Week 10: August 2 – August 8
Enjoy a week filled with programs highlighting Texas artists from a Free First Sunday all about art to an evening of poetry. See La Belle in its new home in our Texas History Galleries. Get a great deal on one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Museum Store's Warehouse Sale. Brag about the best things in Texas in our third Twitter contest.
Week 11: August 9 – August 15
Spend an afternoon getting lost in the intricacies of story quilts in And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations and enjoy the last live play reading of the summer. Grab a seat for a great Texas outlaw film or bring your littlest Texans to a Storytime just for them.
Week 12: August 16 – August 22
Don't miss the last chance to see Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection. Enjoy weekday family programming with storytime, drop-in art making, and workshops. Learn about World War II Texas internment camps at Book It, Texas. Journey underwater with the most majestic creatures of the ocean. Contribute your own Texas story and put your community on the map.
Week 13: August 23 – August 29
See nearly a century of Texas art on display with the opening of Tom Lea: Chronicler Of 20th Century America. Sing along to Texas-titled songs. Celebrate LBJ's birthday with a look back at the beginnings of his political career. Learn about the vast records available at the General Land Office and discover your own Texas story. Enjoy the Spanish history and culture of Texas on a day trip to the San Antonio missions.
Week 14: August 30 – September 7
Take one last chance to enjoy 100 Days of Summer. Discover the history of Texas told in artifacts, including the 17th century French sailing ship, La Belle. Watch amazing ocean creatures, unbelievable galaxies, and unexplored vistas in IMAX Theatre documentaries. Envision what Texas will look like in the future in the final Twitter contest of the summer. Contribute to our digital archive by writing your own Texas story for the Texas Story Project.