With House Bill 174, the Texas State Legislature named the last Friday in September American Indian Heritage Day, which recognizes the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to the state.
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To celebrate this special day on September 25, the Bullock Museum will feature a range of activities with dancing and drumming performances and interactive experiences for school groups during the morning, and a free evening program that celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas’s American Indian groups.
Schedule of Events
Program for School Groups and Museum Visitors
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Discover the diversity of native groups that have called Texas home and find out more about groups currently living in Texas. Learn about cultural traditions including storytelling, clothing decoration, art creation, and food preparation at hands-on activity stations.
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dancing and drumming performances by Great Promise for American Indians in the Museum lobby.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas’s American Indian groups. This FREE public program will honor American Indians of yesterday and today, with art displays and dancing and drumming performances. Stations to learn more about traditional art and foodways will be available both before and after the program.
Please note that while the programming in the lobby is free, regular admission applies for visiting the Museum exhibits. For more information, visit the Great Promise for American Indians website or the Bullock Museum website.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701