Mystery and Benevolence Member Reception

December 2, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Explore Masonic and Odd Fellows folk art at this member reception celebrating the Mystery and Benevolence exhibition.

Event Details

Knock, and the door shall be opened unto you. Explore Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Gift to the American Folk Art Museum at this private after-hours event with music and libations. Try your hand at Nineteenth-century parlor games evocative of the era the Odd Fellows and Freemasons enjoyed their greatest popularity. Experience the intricate carpentry, paintings, regalia, and props of these benevolent societies that have fascinated and influenced American culture.

This event is open to Members at the Hacienda, Austin Society, Bronze Star, Texas Spirit, Story of Texas, and 1836 Circle membership levels. To upgrade your membership, please contact the Membership Office at (512) 936-4689 or email us at

Your Support Matters

By supporting the Bullock Museum through membership, you help shape future Texan generations and communities through outstanding exhibitions and educational programs. All Members enjoy unlimited exhibition admission, parking vouchers, discounts at the Museum Store, tickets to IMAX® documentary films and select Texas Spirit Theatre shows, and much more! Become a Member today!

Banner and secondary image courtesy American Folk Art Museum

The exhibition is supported in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, Kendra and Allan Daniel, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, the Ford Foundation, and the Leir Charitable Foundations.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.