Evening for Educators: Speakeasies and Space Invaders


October 4, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a FREE event exclusively for teachers. Explore the Museum’s special fall exhibitions focusing on Prohibition and video games.

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 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., but you won’t want to miss these scheduled events:

Scheduled Events

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Refreshments in the Grand Lobby

Featured Activities

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Explore the fall exhibitions:

  • Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming
    • Become a “gamer” for the night as you play new—and old—games. Try your hand at “programming” by creating touch pad controllers from unique objects.
  • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Be a fly on the wall at Maizie O’s Longhorn Lounge  and watch sassy speakeasy owner Maizie O struggle with the woes of Prohibition at this in-gallery theater performance
    • 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Take Prohibition back to your classroom, and explore connections to women and the temperance movement.

7:30 p.m. Prize Drawing

Exhibits will be open for free exploration until 8:00 p.m.

About American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. This exhibition from the National Constitution Center is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup, spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring 20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment. Experience the Prohibition era through over 100 rare artifact and multi-media exhibits highlighting the 18th Amendment, fashion, music, and culture of the Roaring 20s.

Learn more about American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

About Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

Players are central to video gaming. This exhibition explores the nostalgia, evolution, and future of video games through the player experience. Play the games and see the behind-the-scenes talent that revolutionized the world. Get an exclusive glimpse inside the gaming industry through dozens of rare artifacts — brought together for the first time from extensive collections throughout the globe — that feature the art, music, design, and technology that forever intertwined video and games.

Learn more about Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

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

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

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Museum's nonprofit partner, the Texas State History Museum Foundation.