Opening of Texas High School Football: More Than The Game


The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum celebrates the most popular sport in the state and explores the culture it has fostered over the past 90 years with a multimedia, interactive exhibit that captures the sights and sounds of the autumnal ritual.

Nearly 200 artifacts have been gathered from every region of Texas to help tell this story. Select artifacts include: Ball High School's cheerleading yell, ca. 1892; A marching band uniform from Abilene High School, ca. 1930; a Lubbock High School game program, ca. 1939; the Little Southwest Conference Bell, ca. 1954-56; the drum major headdress from the Indian Spirit uniform from Port Neches-Groves High School (PN-GISD), ca. 1964, also, the framed certificate from the Cherokee Nation granting PN-GISD permission to use the Indian name and likeness.

The special exhibit is coordinated by guest curator and author Joe Nick Patoski and will be on display in the in the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Hall of Special Exhibitions until Jan 22, 2012.



Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701


Free to the public
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