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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 24, 2015.

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 2, 2016.

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, 5:00-7:30 pm
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 costumes.  Click Here for the press release.



Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.







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