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Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum 2009 Foundation Gala

Bring the museum into your classroom with the Bullock Texas State History Museum's exciting distance learning programs. Your class will explore history in exciting new ways through a variety of real time interactive programs led by our education staff. Each program is designed with pre and post "visit" activities for students, a variety of teacher resources, and clear connections to the social studies TEKS.


To see our scheduled programs go to Connect2Texas and select Bullock Texas State History Museum from the program filter.


Any program may be requested at your preferred date/time by contacting education@thestoryoftexas.com or call (512)936-4604 to talk to a Museum educator.

First Encounters! - When the Conquistadors met the Karankawa

Grades: 4-7

Cost: Free

Length: 45 minutes


How did early American Indians encounter their environment, other tribes, and the Spanish conquistadors in the vast landscape that would become Texas? A Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and explore stories that reveal the many meanings of "Encounters on the Land". There may be multiple sites participating in this program.

Gone to Texas! Part of the Nation's Immigration Story

Grades: 4-7

Cost: Free

Length: 45 minutes


Why did people move to Texas from other countries? Were they always welcomed when they arrived? A Museum educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas then and now, interesting stories from immigrants, and show artifacts that people brought with them on the journey. There may be multiple sites participating in this program.

La Belle: The Ship That Changed History

Grades: 4-7

Cost: Free

Length: 45 minutes


Who was the 17th Century French explorer La Salle? How did the sinking of his ship, La Belle, change the history of Texas? What technological innovations were used to excavate and conserve this 300 year old ship and its artifacts? Discover the answers to these questions by examining the artifacts found on the ship with a museum educator.

Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

Grades: 4-7

Cost: FREE

Length: 45 minutes


What were the causes of the Texas Revolution? What key players and events helped a small group of revolutionaries achieve independence from Mexico? There are some mysteries to the story we may never solve. Students will sort through the fact and fiction of this epic moment in Texas history through an artifact adventure, and discover why the Texas Revolution is crucial to understanding American history.

Museum 101: Teacher Orientation

Grades: Adults

Cost: FREE

Length: 45 minutes


Teachers can explore the Story of Texas like never before! Before your class visits the Museum, attend a FREE teacher orientation workshop. You will collect resources to help you prepare for your Museum visit including helpful hints about how to arrange a field trip and how to integrate a Museum experience into your school’s curriculum.


Led by the Education Department staff, this workshop is designed to acquaint K-12 teachers with the Museum’s resources and to prepare educators to visit the Museum with their classes. The workshop explores the content and context of the Museum's exhibits and films, demonstrates methods for teaching with artifacts and primary sources, and provides strategies for integrating TEKS-based activities into classroom activities.

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