Cowboys in Space

And Fantastic Worlds

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Cowboys in Space and Fantastic Worlds celebrates the colorful history of science fiction westerns in popular culture.

From Jules Verne's 1868 book, Trip to the Moon, Gene Autry's 1935 Phantom Empire, Star Trek, Star Wars, and on to a galaxy full of contemporary science fiction, visitors discover how the cowboy went from herding cattle on the Texas plains to slinging ray guns on distant planets.

This Bullock Museum original exhibition features numerous artifacts, including toys, rare comics, pulp magazines, novels, original art, movie and television costumes, and props. Multimedia displays feature film clips and interactive experiences that immerse visitors of all ages in the history and fantastic, imaginative worlds of science fiction westerns.

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