There’s only one place in Texas where conquistadors, cowboys, buffalo soldiers, oil barons, and suffragists gather around a campfire to swap stories—the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Rediscover their stories through three floors of interactive exhibits, innovative educational programs, special effects films in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin’s premier IMAX® Theatre. The Bullock Texas State History Museum—for everyone in Texas and the Texan in everyone.
The Heritage Society maintains ten historic structures, houses dating from 1823 to 1905 with guided tours and educational programs designed to promote awareness of Houston’s diverse history. “Founded in 1954 by a number of public-spirited Houstonians to rescue the 1847 Kellum-Noble House from demolition, The Heritage Society has since saved an additional nine historic buildings, moved them from various locations to join the Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park, and restored them to reflect their respective eras. These ten buildings, along with the Museum Gallery, serve as historic reference points and exhibition spaces for more than 23,000 artifacts that document life in Houston from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.”
Built less than 20 years after Austin was founded, the Neill-Cochran House Museum is a window on some of the earliest years of Austin’s architectural, social, and political history. Lived-in room displays and interpretive exhibits are designed to allow visitors an opportunity to reflect on an ever-growing Austin through careful consideration of the past.