Special Events

Texas Independence Day Dinner

When: Wed., Feb. 24 2016

The Texas State History Museum Foundation has selected two outstanding Texans – noted leader Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and distinguished journalist Bob Schieffer, to receive the History-Making Texan Award at the Foundation’s Twelfth Annual Texas Independence Day Dinner to be held on February 24, 2016 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. The gala will launch a series of events celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Bullock Museum. The award recognizes living Texas legends whose contributions to the state and the nation have been truly historic and exceptional in scope. Previous recipients include Secretary James A. Baker, III; Governor Dolph Briscoe; President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush; President George W. and Laura Bush; Governor and Mrs. William P. Clements, Jr.; Van Cliburn; Barbara Smith Conrad; Denton Cooley, M.D.; Walter Cronkite; Michael DeBakey, M.D.; Gerald Hines; Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby; Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson; Herb Kelleher; The King Ranch; Gene Kranz; John Mendelson, MD; George P. Mitchell; Darrell K Royal; and Ambassador Robert S. Strauss. The Foundation’s annual Texas Independence Day Dinner celebrates the state’s rich cultural heritage and generates support for the Bullock Museum, the nation’s premier institution on Texas history. Nearly 500 business, political, and community leaders from around the state attend the event each year. The foundation has selected Jane Barnhill of Brenham to chair the event. Honorary chair for the evening will be Jan Felts Bullock of Austin. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the many educational programs and special projects of the Bullock Museum.

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