The second Cool Summer Nights of the season highlights the many ways in which the American experience has been impacted by inventions, technologies and cultural movements in conjunction with the exhibition WW1 America.

Forget about standing outside in the heat of the summer! Come inside to the Bullock Museum for three FREE evenings celebrating culture, community and Texas history.

Each Cool Summer Nights event includes:

Activated exhibits with living history participants

Cash bar with specialty themed cocktail made with Tito's Handmade Vodka

Food for purchase in our Story of Texas Café (vegetarian options available)

Complimentary sparkling water samples from Waterloo Sparkling Water

Complimentary coffee and cold brew samples by Addison Coffee Roasters

Souvenirs for purchase in the Museum gift shop


Records spun by DJ from Breakaway Records

Improv performances and activities with ColdTowne Theater

Specially curated archival footage on view in our Texas Spirit Theater by Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Community chalk art project on the plaza

Complimentary parking in the Museum's garage

And don't miss these great activities especially for Time Night:

Experience abstract projection art and audio using WW1-era footage (circa 1917) with Sean Miller

Learn a few early twentieth century dance moves with Whitney McFall

Using a small WW1 era printing press, learn about setting type by hand and printing by letterpress with Austin Book Arts Center

Manipulate time by writing light messages in the air with Austin Film Society

Typing has a brand new old school with vintage typewriters from Austin Typewriter, Ink.

Learn about African American painter Jacob Lawrence and caption write with Art Library Deco

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: Free

Venue Details

  • Address: 1800 N. Congress Avenue
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78701