Celebrate Our Military Heritage
Camel Corps, WWII WASP re-enactors, family activities and more in June
MAY 28, 2014 (AUSTIN, TX) - The Bullock Texas State History Museum is celebrating the United States Armed Forces in June with Military Day, a hands-on family experience, on June 1, and a special program on June 6 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Plus, active military personnel and their families are eligible for free exhibit admission all summer long through the Blue Star Museums program.
Sunday, June 1, Noon to 3 pm; FREE
Bullock Museum & Lone Star Plaza
Free exhibit admission for everyone all day, from Noon to 6 pm.
Explore the role that the military has played in Texas history through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more. Get up close and personal with live camels from the Texas Camel Corps, a living history group that interprets the military camel experiment of the late 1800s. Design your own dog tags, write letters to deployed troops or veterans, learn about map restoration and encounter living history performers, including WASPs, female pilots from World War II. Partners include the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg; the Texas Military Forces Museum Living History Detachment; and the Texas General Land Office.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin includes three floors of exhibitions, an IMAX® theater, a special-effects theater, café, and Museum Store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. Named for the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock, the iconic building is at 1800 N. Congress Avenue. For more, visit TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.