Cool Summer Nights 2019: Identity
June 21, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Forget about standing outside in the heat of the summer! Come inside to the Bullock Museum for three FREE evenings celebrating culture, community and Texas history.
You're invited to be a part of the second year of this event series. You're guaranteed some great nights out this summer with one program each month in June, July and August!
Cool Summer Nights 2019 will kick off with a nod to our newly expanded first floor exhibition space, Becoming Texas and explore the nuances of Texas culture.
Discover the Museum in a social and comfortable atmosphere. Whether coming in work clothes straight from the office, enjoying the atmosphere before heading to dinner, or capping off a day spent exploring the city, Cool Summer Nights will give you the freedom to engage and explore the Museum at your own pace and on your own terms.
Each Cool Summer Nights event includes:
- Three floors of exhibition exploration including living history participants
- Cash bar with specialty themed cocktail made with Tito's Handmade Vodka
- Food for purchase in our Story of Texas Café (vegetarian options available)
- Complimentary sparkling water samples from Waterloo Sparkling Water
- Complimentary coffee and cold brew samples by Addison Coffee Roasters
- Souvenirs for purchase in the Museum gift shop
- Photo booth by MYEVENTSTHEBOMB
- Records spun by DJ from Breakaway Records
- Improv performances and activities with ColdTowne Theater
- Specially curated archival footage on view in our Texas Spirit Theater by Texas Archive of the Moving Image
- Community chalk art project on the plaza
- Complimentary parking in the Museum's garage
And don't miss these great activities especially for Identity Night:
- Experience the top performance-based mariachis in the state of Texas with Mariachi Cielo Azul on the plaza
- Learn to bind a journal or small book with Austin Book Arts Center
- Share the ineffable details of where you come from and who you are via a writing activity with Badgerdog
- Watch a dance performance and get an up-close look at the skill and artistry of champion dancer Nan Blasingame' beadwork from Great Promise for American Indians
- Learn to identify the iconic wildflowers of Texas through a wild game of bingo with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Try your hand at a collaging station to represent the question what is home to you?
Due to ongoing construction around the Museum, traffic patterns and garage entry routes are subject to change. Please allow extra travel time when attending programs, films and events. More information about the Capitol Complex Master Plan is available online courtesy of the Texas Facilities Commission.
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.