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Texas history galleries featuring over 500 original artifacts that span 13,000 years and a robust calendar of special exhibitions, films and programs are the hallmark of the Bullock Museum, the state's official history museum. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives, and individuals to display original artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture.

This year, the Bullock Museum is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with special events and a new book that will launch in November 2016. About 7.5 million people have visited the Museum since it opened to the public in 2001. And, last year, the Museum had a record-breaking, award-winning year, welcoming more than 577,000 visitors and hosting six major special exhibitions. The IMAX® Theatre underwent a conversion to digital technology and a new Giant Screen was installed. The exhibition, La Belle: The Ship That Changed History, and the Museum's new website won awards from the Texas Association of Museums, the Association For State and Local History, and the American Alliance of Museums.

The Museum's 15th Anniversary celebration kicks off June 5, 2016 with H-E-B Free First Sunday and continues through the summer with a special edition of the Music Under the Star free concert series. Special membership events and promotions will be held throughout the year.

In the coming year, the museum will feature special exhibitions, such as State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, and Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and will host a premier national collection when American Flags is on view in late 2016.

Exhibitions and artifacts are ever-changing at the Bullock Museum. Visit the online Artifact Gallery to learn more about artifacts on view.

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