B Movies and Bad History: Black Gold


January 28, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm

See the best (and worst) examples of Texas oil culture shown on-screen and explore the meaning behind them.

Program Details

Texas oil has produced many things, including some of the most iconic characters on film. From rowdy oil field workers to ultra rich power-hungry villains, what do these depictions tell us about real Texans and our history? Join us for an exploration of the best and worst of black gold on-screen through clips and conversation.

Prior to the program from 6:00pm to 7:00pm enjoy self-guided tours of the exhibit Texas Oil and Gas

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.