Bullock Museum joins Museums for All program thanks to Union Pacific grant

SNAP and WIC benefits recipients can explore the Museum for free starting November 1

OCTOBER 25, 2022 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum, with support from the Texas State History Museum Foundation, is the proud recipient of a Union Pacific Railroad Community Ties Giving Program grant. The grant enables the Museum to join more than 600 museums nationwide in providing free exhibition admission through the Museums for All Program to those receiving food assistance.

"We are so grateful to Union Pacific and the Texas State History Museum Foundation for its support in helping the Bullock become more accessible to everyone in our communities," said Bullock Museum Director Margaret Koch. "Museums for All allows those with limited financial resources to visit the Museum exhibitions with their families without economic barriers."

Starting November 1, families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can gain free exhibition admission by presenting their EBT card onsite at the Bullock Museum's ticketing counter. Free admission is available for EBT cardholders and any accompanying family or guests. Admission provides access to all exhibition galleries, including the Museum's three floors of Texas History Galleries and two special exhibition spaces.

Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program provides small- and medium-sized grants that align with the railroad's priority cause areas in safety, workforce development and community spaces.

“Union Pacific proudly supports organizations that improve the quality of life where our employees live and work,” said Scott Moore, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, chief administrative officer and Union Pacific Foundation President. “Investing in high-quality, nonprofit programs puts our communities in a position for future growth and prosperity.”

For more information about the Bullock Museum, visit TheStoryofTexas.com. For details about Museums for All, visit Museums4all.org.

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Museums for All at the Bullock Museum is made possible by the generosity of the Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program.

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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.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.

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