The Bullock Museum launches new Third Thursdays extended hours event series

Evening program series highlights special exhibits and Texas history

OCTOBER 12, 2022 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum is inviting the public to postpone their commute and enjoy after-hours programs and exhibition access as part of its newly launched Third Thursdays event series. The events, which will take place from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, will connect visitors to Texas through unique interactive experiences. 

"We're very excited to begin offering extended Museum gallery hours with quality programming now that construction on the Capitol Mall is getting closer to completion," said Bullock Museum Director Margaret Koch. "Third Thursdays will appeal to folks wanting to unwind and relax with friends and colleagues after the workday ends in a fun and dynamic atmosphere with new experiences each month."

The event series encourages the public to discover the Museum after hours while skipping the evening traffic. Each evening will feature different activities related to Texas history and the Bullock Museum's current special exhibitions. Exhibition access is free for members and $9 to $13 for general audiences. Select experiences require a ticket. Visitors are encouraged to check the Bullock Museum website for details prior to each event.

Third Thursdays kicks off on October 20 with an event themed around Mexican culture, tradition, and music in celebration of Hilos de Tradición: Dresses of Mexico. Guests can explore the vibrant exhibition while listening to the sultry sounds of acclaimed singer-songwriter Azul Barrientos. 

The series continues the evening of November 17 with two unique experiences. Visitors can attend a Curator Roundtable featuring curators from the Bullock Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Brownsville Historical Association as they discuss their concurrent exhibitions featuring textiles, art, and culture from Mexico and Latin America. Guests can also join Certified Sommelier, Specialist of Wine and Spirits, Jessica Dupuy in a ticketed Mezcal and Sotol tasting. Tickets to the tasting include exhibit admission and Museum members receive discounted tickets.

Third Thursdays takes place at the Bullock Museum from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month. More dates and events to be announced. Complimentary parking is available in the Bullock Museum garage after 5 pm. For more information, visit

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Hilos de Tradición is made possible in partnership with the Brownsville Historical Association.

Hilos de Tradición is sponsored by Univision Austin.


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 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.