Texas History Tuesdays: Singin' the Blues in Texas

Online Program

May 18, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Connect with the Bullock Museum over videoconference during this live presentation.

A Museum Educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. 

10:00am - 11:00am

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Program Details

When you live in Texas, you might hear many different genres of music playing on the radio—including the blues! What is the blues, and how did this style come about? What instruments, like the guitar, are used in the blues? How have Texan artists put a unique spin on the blues?

This program will highlight the African origin of blues music and instruments. It will also feature musical theory, poetry-based lyric patterns, and other specific characteristics of the blues. Plus, you'll get to try your hand at becoming a blues musician yourself!

Summer 2021 is all about guitars at the Bullock Museum, as we host a special exhibit GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World. Join us for this program to learn about the history and continuing importance of the blues in Texas and American culture. This program is sure to leave you dancing!

You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program.

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Zoom Information

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. Teachers, if you have questions or want to discuss other security and privacy measures so that your students can participate, please email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.

Visit here for information about the Bullock Museum's Distance Learning Program options.

Questions? Interested in scheduling this program for your group at a different date/time? Email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.


Sponsored by The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured Sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, Supporting Sponsors EOG Resources, Inc. and The William Stamps Farish Fund, and Contributing Sponsors the Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation.

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.

Texas History Tuesdays: Livestream Programs 2020 - 2021