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It’s Texas Time: A Tale of One City

It’s Texas Time: A Tale of One City

Here’s a lovely poem from our second week of Summer Camp at The Bryan Museum about the main character of today’s blog post. It’s an ‘I Am’ poem, a form which the campers were taught in one of several writing lessons.   I am brave and adventurous.​I wonder if the New World will ever be conquered.  I...

September 24, 2021September 24, 2021
It’s Texas Time: Living on a Prayer

It’s Texas Time: Living on a Prayer

This week we spoke about the huge mission bell in the Spanish Colonial Gallery and its significance in the mission system which spanned across the Southwestern United States.  Mission bells were cast in two bronze parts – the ‘core’ inner mold and the ‘cope’ outer mold. The method of production led to each bell having...

September 10, 2021September 8, 2021
It’s Texas Time: All in the Details

It’s Texas Time: All in the Details

Did you listen in on our TikTok talk about the work of craftsmen in Tunstall, Staffordshire England? It’s a line of historical dinnerware commemorating the Texas Revolution and the US-Mexican War called “Texian Campaigne”. It’s one of the most sought-after Staffordshire patterns to this day.   The potters used six colors: blue (the most common), brown,...

August 13, 2021August 13, 2021