Becoming Texas: Our Story Begins Here Member Preview Day

Member Exclusive

December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm

After more than a decade in the making, the time has come! We invite you to join us for the Grand Re-Opening of our first floor Texas history gallery, Becoming Texas: Our Story Begins Here.

Event Details

Be the very first to see the new exhibition including never-before-displayed artifacts from Spanish shipwrecks, American Indian cultures, and Spanish missions and presidios.  Curators, researchers, and special guests will be on-hand to answer questions on this special day just for members. Enjoy complimentary drinks, parking, screenings of the multi-sensory film Shipwrecked, family activities, and not to miss drumming and dancing performances by Great Promise for American Indians.

Learn about the earliest inhabitants of the land we now call Texas using the most contemporary research on our past.  Try your hand at a bow and arrow interactive, and explore how integral the bison was to life on the plains of Texas. Re-discover the excavated hull and cargo of the 300-year-old ship, La Belle, and hear the voices of those who were here before us as you move through the visually stunning landscape of Texas. 

Please note this event is open to Museum members. Not a member? Join today.

RSVP to attend

Due to popular demand members must RSVP for a specific time slot to view the exhibition on Member's Preview Day.  Please select only one time slot.  You are welcome to explore the rest of the Museum throughout the day. The Member Lounge offering complimentary snacks and cash bar will be open from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Select one time slot below to RSVP:
Noon–1:00 pm 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
2:00 pm–3:00 pm 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
4:00 pm–5:00 pm 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
6:00 pm–7:00 pm 7:00 pm–8:00 pm


Becoming Texas was curated by the Bullock Texas State History Museum with funding from the State of Texas and the Texas State History Museum Foundation.