Bob Bullock Birthday Bash


July 10, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm

Celebrate the Museum's namesake with a Birthday Bash fit for a true Texan!

Event Details

Join us for a party with some of Bob Bullock's favorite things, and enjoy free exhibition admission all day! From sweet treats to fun-filled games, help us pay homage to the influential man who championed the Museum as a gift to all Texans and visitors to our great state.

Activities include:

  • Create colorful birthday prints
  • Indulge in sweet treats inspired by Bob's favorite dessert
  • Play horseshoes and other Texas-inspired games
  • Dress-up like a cowboy or cowgirl and pose at our photo booth
  • Join Austin Child Guidance Center to get creative and de-stress by making splat art, inspired by the exhibition Mental Health: Mind Matters
  • Step back in time in the Texas History Galleries and hear from a survivor of the Goliad Massacre

Your Support Matters

Support the Bullock Museum with a donation of $25, $50, $100, or ANY amount you are able to contribute. Every donation, membership, and online purchase directly supports our mission by helping to shape future Texan generations and communities through outstanding exhibitions, events, and educational programs. 

About Bob Bullock

Born in Hillsboro, Texas, Robert “Bob” Douglas Bullock, Sr. (1929—1999) was the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Texas. In a political career that spanned nearly 40 years, Bullock is credited as being the principal architect of modern Texas government. He began his career in public service as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and went on to serve as Secretary of State of Texas, State Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Lieutenant Governor.

Bullock championed voting rights for 18-year-olds, campaign finance and election law reform, environmental issues, health and juvenile justice, and the state’s educational funding system. As State Comptroller of Public Accounts, he became the first elected official to adopt an equal opportunity program that ushered in an era of ethnic diversity, hiring and promoting record numbers of women and minorities.

Bullock served two terms as Texas’s 38th Lieutenant Governor from 1991 to 1999 before retiring from public office. Due largely to his insistence that government work for the best of Texas, Bullock is remembered for his bipartisanship and ability to bring about consensus on issues that long divided legislators. It was while serving as Lieutenant Governor that he began discussing the idea of a state history museum. He often expressed his love of Texas and was a serious student of Texas history.

Opened in 2001, the Bullock Museum honors his vision and shares the stories of Texas with visitors from around the world, including thousands of Texas school children each year.

About Family Programs

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Events are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

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.

Bob Bullock Birthday Bash is made possible by the generosity of Carolene English.

Family-Centric Activities

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two adults at a table that has a bowling ball and a container of water


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a kid touching a Van Der Graff generator while her blond hair stands on end


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