An insider's look at Texas history | Nearly 8 million visitors from around the state and all over the world have explored Texas history and culture at the Bullock Texas State History Museum since it opened in 2001.
Nearly 8 million visitors from around the state and all over the world have explored Texas history and culture at the Bullock Texas State History Museum since it opened in 2001.
The Museum features some of the most significant Texas artifacts -- spanning 4,000 years of history -- in Seeing Texas History: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (UT Press: 2016). The guide is a rich treasury of popular and important artifacts from some of the 50-plus special exhibitions on view at the Museum during its first 15 years. The book is an inspirational search through both local and international collections and archives for the most rare, compelling, beautiful, and noteworthy artifacts, all of which have been on view at the Bullock Museum and demonstrate Texas’ connections to the world.
With three floors of expansive exhibition space showcasing more than 700 original artifacts, discover an ever-changing experience in the Texas History Galleries. New artifacts are continually added, bringing new stories to the Museum each week.
Private collectors are integral to the preservation of history. Their dedication to collecting historical maps, documents, artifacts, and works of art ensures that the material evidence of the past is safeguarded for future generations. The Collectors' Gallery showcases the passion behind privately owned collections in Texas, featuring some of the finest treasures in the state.
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Theater installation in the Museum's third floor galleries features the music and musicians that made the innovative PBS series the longest-running music program in American television history.
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