Bullock Museum to host ninth annual American Indian Heritage Day celebration this Friday

Event honors Texas's American Indian groups with performances, activities and resources

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum, in partnership with Great Promise for American Indians, will host the ninth annual American Indian Heritage Day celebration on Friday, September 24.  This year's event will feature two dancing and drumming performances and interactive experiences for school groups and exhibition visitors onsite at the Museum, as well as a virtual livestream and online resources for those who wish to celebrate from home or the classroom.

Led by State Representative Roberto Alonzo Dist. 104 (D-Dallas), members of the Texas State Legislature passed H.B. No. 174 in 2013 to create American Indian Heritage Day, a day that recognizes and honors the history and heritage of American Indians in Texas. Held the last Friday in September each year, the celebration highlights the contributions of American Indian communities to the state with ceremonies, activities and programs.

From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., school groups and Museum exhibition visitors can participate in educational activities and view two dancing and drumming performances at 10:30 am and 12 p.m. Due to current safety protocols, school group reservations are currently full, but timed-entry, limited-capacity exhibition tickets are still available.

For those celebrating from home or the classroom, a livestream of the 12 p.m. performance will be available on the Bullock Museum's YouTube channel. Additional on-demand resources, including art-making demonstrations, presentations, pre-recorded performances, and more, are available on the Bullock Museum website.

For more information about American Indian Heritage Day 2021, visit TheStoryofTexas.com.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured Sponsors The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, Supporting Sponsors The Honorable Kent R. Hance and The William Stamps Farish Fund, and Contributing Sponsor The Burdine Johnson Foundation.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum, a division of the State Preservation Board and an accredited institution of the American Alliance of Museums, illuminates and celebrates Texas history, people, and culture. With dynamic, award-winning exhibitions, educational programming for all ages, and an IMAX® theater with the largest screen in Texas, the Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals across the world to bring the Story of Texas to life. For more information, visit www.TheStoryofTexas.com or call (866)369-7108.

Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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