2015 Calendar & Events

Ongoing

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Main Museum, Rotunda
FREE

May 30- Sept 5

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS-
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.

Sept. 3

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 10

Woodworking Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Ground

Sept. 15

Comparative Cultures: Women Ranchers in Texas

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Crimm (Friend of the Museum & retired SHSU History Professor)

Auditorium, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
6:30pm presentation

Sept. 17

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 24

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Blacksmithing Photo 1

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 24

Museum Day Live! FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, September 24 ONLY - Must have a Museum Day Live! ticket

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket... for FREE.  The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is a participant and to get your ticket visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.  A Museum Day Live! ticket provides FREE admission for one person plus a guest.  Must present ticket at the front desk to a SHMM staff member.

Oct. 1

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Spinning and Weaving Demo 1

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 8

Woodworking Demonstration

Woodshop

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 11

The Untold Stories of San Felipe de Austin & How We Know What We Know
Archeology Speaker: Bryan McAuley, Texas Historical Commission Historic Site Director, San Felipe de Austin

Atrium & Auditorium, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
6:30pm Exhibit Reception & 7:00pm Presentation

Oct. 11 - Dec 18

7th Annual Photography Contest Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
Photos entered in the 7th annual photo contest will be on exhibit.

Photo entries but be received by September 30, 2016 at 4:00pm. Infomation can be obtained here as well as application forms.
Winner will be announced at the December 5th Awards and Artists Reception

Oct. 15

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Kick-Wheel-Pottery

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 22

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Blacksmithing Photo 1

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 27

Pumpkin Carving

Bear Bend Cabin - Museum Grounds
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Oct. 29

Pioneer Skills (Bearkat Family Weekend)

Log Cabin Construction Ax (2)

Bear Bend Cabin - Museum Grounds
9:00am - noon

Nov. 5

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Spinning and Weaving Demo 1

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 10

Harvest Festival at Eliza's Kitchen

Eliza's Kitchen - Museum Grounds
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Nov. 12

Woodworking Demonstration

Woodshop

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 19

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Kick-Wheel-Pottery

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 26

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Blacksmithing Photo 1

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Dec. 3

Houston Family Christmas

Santa

Museum Grounds
10:00 - 2:00pm

Dec. 5

7th Annual Photography Contest Awards and Artists Reception

exhibit-long

Exhibit Gallery, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
5:00pm - 6:30pm with awards announced at 5:30pm