Bullock Museum to release new Texas history book for students this Wednesday

The Texas Chronicles will be launched at a free breakfast event for educators

JULY 8, 2019 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum, in partnership with What On Earth Books, will release a new Texas history book designed for elementary and middle school students this Wednesday, July 10. In honor of the launch, the Museum will host a free breakfast event for teachers starting at 10 am.

The Texas Chronicles highlights key moments in Texas history through a six-foot fold-out timeline and more than 60 newspaper-style articles. Ideal for both schools and home education alike, the book complements curriculum standards for social sciences, language arts, and history. An accompanying educator guide will also be available, containing activities for teaching Texas history to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

"Sharing the story of Texas is the Bullock Museum's mission. Being able to share it in a new and unique way, in a format that is perfect for educators, makes us very proud of this book," said Kate Betz, Bullock Museum Deputy Director of Interpretation. "We hope it will become an integral resource for teachers across the state." 

The release of the book marks what would have been Bob Bullock's 90th birthday. The free teacher breakfast event on July 10 will take place from 10 to 11 am in the second floor lobby of the Bullock Museum, with the Museum's bronze statue of Bullock looking on. Teachers can network with other educators, enjoy a free breakfast buffet, and get free copies of the book and educator guide while supplies last. Complimentary onsite parking is included with an RSVP through the Bullock Museum's website.

The Texas Chronicles is currently available for preorder online from the Bullock Museum Store and will be released this Wednesday, July 10. For more information about the book or the teacher breakfast event, visit TheStoryofTexas.com.

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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.

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.