Saturday, September 5, 2015
New exhibition opening.
Join us for our new exhibit opening, Lewis Hine: Let
Children Be Children, an intimate view of child labor in the
United States at the beginning of the 20th century. The
opening reception is Saturday, September 5th at 2:00 p.m.
Hine's field reports and images helped provide the factual and
visual proof needed by the National Child Labor Committee to
arouse public and political sentiment against child labor
practices. This exhibit will be on view through October
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:30 am
Gault Site Tour. Join
us for a tour of the Gault Site, located in southwestern Bell
County. The Gault Site is recognized as one of the most
important archeological sites in America. The 2.5 hour
tour covers about one mile of gentle terrain. Space is
limited to 30 persons. Participants will meet at the
museum and will leave at 8:30 a.m. in our own vehicles.
Maps will be provided and a staff member will also guide drivers
to the site. The site is 30 minutes from Belton, between
Salado and Florence. Fee is $10 per person, payable to the Gault School. Pre-registration
is required, please call 254.933.5243.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30 am
House and Home. Join
us for our new exhibit, a tour of houses through past and
present, to explore the history and progression of the American
home. The exhibit encourages visitors to explore the idea
of what it means to be at home, and how this meaning has changed
over time. The exhibit displays entertainment and
household items, family portraits, children's toys, photographs,
films and interactive stations to illustrate the progression of
the American home. The exhibit is on loan from the
National Endowment for the Humanities and runs through January
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 3:00-6:00 pm
Reading and Riding on the
Chisholm Trail. The Bell County Museum is sponsoring
the Temple Literacy Councils Readers' Theater Fun and
Fundraiser. The event is 3-6 pm with tours starting every
30 minutes. Admission is free.
Saturday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015
Archeology Pits Open. Join
us every Saturday throughout the month of October as the
museum's archeology pits will be open. Youngsters can
explore and discover reproduction artifacts from a 2,000 B.C.
campsite and an 1880s farmhouse. The pits are located in
front of the Museum.
Thursday, October 22, 2015,
Night at the Museum. Join
us for an educational Halloween experience for families to bring
their children and enjoy the museum after hours. The event
is free of charge and children are encouraged to dress in their
costume for a costume contest for ages 12 and under and to also
bring treat bags to receive goodies.
Refreshments will be served and we request no scary masks or
Here for the press release.
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 am -
Curtis Carter Presentation. Join
us as living history interpreter Curtis Carter will be at the
museum. Carter will erect his own tipi and bring artifacts from
Plains Indian culture and demonstrate how these artifacts were
used. He will address diverse topics such as hide tanning,
grinding earth paints, painting with buffalo bone brushes, and
even show toys used by Plains Indian children.