Bob Bullock Texas State History MuseumEdit profile
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a museum owned by the State of Texas dedicated to telling "The Story of Texas." It is named after former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, who championed its creation. The museum is located at 1800 North Congress Avenue in Austin, a few blocks north of the Texas State Capitol. The museum has three floors of interactive exhibits, a special effects theater, and an IMAX Theatre.
Construction broke ground on April 15, 1999 at a cost of US$80 million. Construction Management services were provided by Thos. S. Byrne, Ltd. The museum opened on San Jacinto Day, (April 21), 2001.
In 2002, the Texas historian Walter L. Buenger wrote an article on the new museum entitled "The Story of Texas: The Texas State History Museum and Memories of the Past," in Southwestern Historical Quarterly.