According to The Bullock State History Museum Board Member Lisa Cooley,
“Opened in 2001 as the official history museum of the State of Texas, The Bullock State History Museum engages the broadest possible audience to interpret the continually unfolding story of Texas through meaningful educational experiences. And what a story we Texans have to tell!
“Earlier this year, I was fortunate to serve as chair of the museum’s annual fundraising gala which honored legendary Texans Roger Staubach and Admiral William H. McRaven. This special evening raised a record for the museum and also raised the visibility of this gem in the heart of Austin.
“Our core values of leadership, excellence, accessibility, diversity, engagement, and relevance are woven throughout the story of Texas—the richness of hundreds of artifacts, its culture, and groundbreaking innovations are revealed for all ages in exhibitions, films, symposiums, community events, field trips, and fun, family-centered programs.
“The Museum stewards the display of Texas artifacts from around the world, building relationships with museums, archives, and private lenders to help us explore our dynamic stories; something new is always on view.
“The Museum also collects and archives first-person stories about Texas through the Texas Story Project, because the memories and experiences of Texas people, places, and objects contribute to a better understanding of the generations that came before us.
“Along with my Dallas friends and longtime board members Louise Spence Griffeth and Debbie Raynor and Lynn McBee, who believe strongly in the significance of Texas history, we encourage you to check out the Bullock at the storyoftexas.com. Better yet, visit the museum in Austin with family and friends It is an opportunity for you to share in the telling and retelling of our great state’s history.”