2015 Calendar & Events


Scavenger Hunt!

Try your hand at hunting down the answers in the Museum's fun Scavenger Hunt for Museum visitors!

Main Museum, Rotunda

May 30- Sept 5

Free Admission to Active Duty military personnel & their immediate family members

A collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members).  Actvie duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

June 7-Aug 19

Guided Tours
Tuesday thru Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to the public.

The tour begins at the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center with a short introductory video, then moves out to the historic grounds with a tour guide, and ends at the Main Museum.  The tour is part of your admission donation.  For these summertime tours, groups of all ages and sizes are welcome, though reservations are highly encouraged.  SHMM Education Department can be contacted at (936) 294-3153 for more information or to set up a reservation.

7- July 31

Miguel Covarrubias: Caricaturista

Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) was one of the foremost Mexican artists of the twentieth century.  A quintessential humanist, he made important contributions in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, theater, and dance.  Miguel Covarrubias: Caricaturista focuses on the sophisticated caricatures that made Covarrubias famous.  His caricatures provide a unique window into the cultural and political milieu of the 1920s and 1930s.  Miguel Covarrubias: Caricaturista is an exhibition created in cooperation with the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

July 20

Bear Bend Wednesday - Embroidery & Needlepoint
Bear Bend Cabin
10:00 a.m. to noon

Learn how handkerchiefs and other items have been decorated throughout history using a needle and thread.  Try your hand at making a bookmark using embroidery and cross-stitch techniques.  For more information call (936) 294-3153.

July 27

Bear Bend Wednesday - Doll Making:  Ragdoll & Cornhusk
Bear Bend Cabin
10:00 a.m. to noon

Children made and played with dolls of their own creation.  Materials found around the homestead were used to make dolls.  Design and make your own ragdoll or cornhusk doll.  For more information call (936) 294-3153.