Virtual Homeschool Day: Texas Symbols
February 9, 2021
Join the Bullock Museum virtually for a FREE day full of discovery and learning.
Celebrate the great state of Texas and explore the symbols that represent our unique state. Join museum educators live for engaging virtual programs and discover online resources and museum artifacts all about Texas symbols.
Advanced registration is not required.
Texas History Tuesdays: What Makes Texas, Texas?
Connect with the Bullock Museum over videoconference during this live presentation. What do you picture when you think about Texas? How much do you know about the symbols chosen by our Legislature? Which symbols of Texas are your favorites? A Museum Educator will lead attendees as they discover the important elements and symbols that represent our great state through sight and sound.
You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. No supplies needed. Extension activities available.
Join us for virtual storytime and a hands-on activity that will be fun for the whole family. Read along with Little Texas, a book that introduces some familiar and not so familiar symbols of Texas through clever riddles. Choose your favorite Texas symbol and write your own riddles to test your family's and friends' state symbol knowledge.
- paper for writing and drawing
- crayons or markers
Explore Texas History with Online Resources
- Official Texas State Symbols
- Symbols of Texas scavenger hunt
- Texas flag: hand-sewn 1861 secessionist Texas flag that flew over the Alamo
- Texas Longhorn: oil painting of longhorns set against the open ranges of Texas by artist Frank Reaugh
- Red grapefruit: holiday-themed grapefruit gift box from the Valley of South Texas
- Prickly pear cactus: prickly pear burner that turns the painful plant into a nourishing treat for livestock
- Pecan tree: 1938 brochure that details the Pecan Workers’ Strike in San Antonio
- Cowboy boots: George H. W. Bush's presidential inauguration boots
- Rodeo chaps: a variety of men's rodeo chaps show the evolution of this piece of cowboy uniform
- Guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Number One" Fender Stratocaster
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Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required.
For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.