Permanent Exhibits: Our permanent exhibit galleries are located on the second floor of the museum. Our permanent exhibits focus on railroad history with an emphasis on the Santa Fe and railroads in Texas. We also have a changing exhibit gallery, with new exhibits every 2 to 3 months. Our temporary exhibits explore general topics in U.S. history, as well as railroad history.
Temple Room
August  9, 2023 - May 30, 2024

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Good for What Ails You: Temple’s Healthcare Heritage

Temple is known for two things—railroads and healthcare. This exhibit explores the intertwined story and how both contributed to making Temple one of the leading medical centers in Central Texas.

Joy To The World (1)

JUNE 30, 2023 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2023

Awkward Family Photos the exhibition celebrates the perfectly imperfect moments that come with the family experience and provides a place for people to take comfort in the fact that their family is not alone. The collection includes an assortment of classic Awkward Family Photos framed in vintage, era-appropriate frames, and hilarious 'behind the awkwardness' stories. The exhibition opened to record attendance at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on June 17, 2012 and has been traveling ever since.

bill-rogers-1200 UNSINKABLE

SEPTEMBEER 16, 2023 - OCTOBER 28, 2023

Based on the Texas Monthly October 2017 cover story, "Voices from the Storm," this exhibition features the stories of sixteen individuals who survived, witnessed, and assisted others during the five days of rain brought on by Hurricane Harvey. Using story panels, audio, exclusive photographs, and content from more than a dozen Texas Monthly staff members who covered the hurricane, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm gives viewers insight into what it was like for Texans affected by the storm.

Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm was created by the Bullock Texas State History Museum in coordination with Texas Monthly and organized for travel by Humanities Texas.

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