Evening for Educators: Becoming Texas


January 23, 2019 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us for a FREE event exclusively for teachers. Explore the Museum’s newly renovated first floor history gallery, Becoming Texas, and immerse yourself in 16,000 years of Texas history.

Event Details

Experience the Bullock Museum – the biggest classroom in Texas – through special tours, activities, and film screenings. Designed for teachers of all grade levels and subjects, this free event will introduce new film-related curriculum guides and activities, professional development opportunities, and unique classroom resources. Enjoy prize drawings, refreshments, the company of fellow teachers, and receive an SBEC-approved certificate of participation.

Come anytime from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, but you won’t want to miss these scheduled events:

Schedule of Events

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Refreshments in the Grand Lobby

Featured Activities

Tonight is all about exploring the new permanent first floor exhibit, Becoming Texas, which explores Texas history from its earliest beginnings 16,000 years ago up until Texas became part of Mexico in 1821. The format will be slightly different than most Evening for Educators, as we want to give teachers the opportunity to fully explore the exhibit. Plus, we have a unique opportunity to be able to join in a special film screening and discussion on the PBS documentary Native America with the filmmaker.

5:00-6:30 pm

-Explore the Becoming Texas exhibition. Look at the artifacts, play the interactive games, engage in conversations with museum staff, and try out our hands-on replica artifacts and Conversation Carts.

-Connect with other local organizations, such as the Texas Historical Commission, and learn about historic shipwrecks in Texas.

-Experiment with historic art techniques, such as painting with oil and ochre pigments and weaving grass sandals.

6:30 pm Prize Giveaway

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Bonus: Film Screening and Conversation. Join us for a special screening of the "New World Rising" episode from the new PBS Documentary, Native America. Discover how Native Americans fought conquest through a screening and conversation with Comanche filmmaker, Julianna Brannum.

After the program, take time to have a second look, or explore a different area of the museum until 9:00pm

About Becoming Texas

Where does the story of people in Texas begin? This November, make plans to visit the new first floor gallery, Becoming Texas, to experience a hands-on, immersive environment that uncovers Texas history with the most contemporary research on our past. This one-of-a-kind journey through more than 14,000 years of Texas history will document the rise and fall of nations up to Mexican Independence in 1821.

Learn more about Becoming Texas 

Native America: New World Rising

Discover how Native Americans fought conquest through a screening and conversation with Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Texas Spirit Theater. PBS documentary series Native America explores the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America's First Peoples. Combining modern science with Native knowledge, the series shines a spotlight on these ancient cultures and the communities that still thrive today. 

Join us for a screening of the episode "New World Rising" which explores how Native Americans resisted conquest. This episode combines scholarship and indigenous voices to provide a balanced history of the Comanche. For more details, click here.

The event is free of charge, and parking is complimentary in the Museum’s garage.

Questions? Contact (512) 936-4604 or education@thestoryoftexas.com

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.