High Noon Talk: Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol


February 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Serving up some scandalous stories from the Capitol's past.

Program Details

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.

Construction of the Texas Capitol began in February 1882 and from the beginning it was one of the most ambitious construction projects west of the Mississippi. Since its inception, the red granite statehouse has loomed large in Texas lore. In his most recent book, author Mike Cox digs up a quarry's worth of the capitol's untold history. Join us for a talk on the iconic landmark and tales of election rigging, an unsolved murder, land swaps and pre-dedication blackmail.

To receive CPE credit, email Education@TheStoryOfTexas.com

The Bullock 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.