The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to Become Repository of a Texas Visual and Oral History Project.Museum Partners with LifeStories Alive and Frost Media Relations to Gather the Stories of Texans Throughout the State
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a museum owned by the State of Texas dedicated to telling "The Story of Texas." It is named after former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, who championed its creation. The museum is located at 30.2802°, -97. along with Austin-based production house, LifeStories Alive, and publicity firm, Frost Media Relations, is pleased to announce a partnership that launches a two-year, multi-city campaign capturing the untold stories of Texas by the Texans who experienced them.
In order to create a rich collection of life stories of Texans, this project will send a mobile video booth to at least 20 different regions around the state, as well as housing one stationary booth at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. These two outlets will provide an opportunity where Texans of all ages can share poignant moments about their life in Texas. Selected Texan's stories will become part of a special exhibit at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, while all of the stories will become part of the permanent Museum archive.
"Tweed Scott, author of Texas in Her Own Words, coined the term the 'T chromosome,' where he expressed that Texas is different and the people from the state have a commonalityOa Texas pride, that no other state can quite emulate," said John Sneed John Sneed (birthdate unknown, died January 4, 1899 in Memphis, Tennessee) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. Teams
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"Naturally, we'll design an entire exhibit around the stories collected, but we're equally excited about the repository of these stories and how we can pull from the archive for future exhibits in many years to come," said Laura Hall, Interim Museum Director of The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Funding for the Texas Visual and Oral History Project (a working title) is expected to come from public/private sponsorships and reaches out to Texans across the state. All donations will be made to The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and are tax deductible. Karen Frost, Frost Media Relations, who comes with Texas roots that run seven generations deep, will be spearheading the fundraising and sponsorship efforts.
Mike O'Krent, native of San Antonio, and founder of LifeStories Alive, will assist in funding efforts, but more importantly will oversee the production and execution of the project as a whole.
With a fundraising goal of $2 million, sponsorship packages are available. Title sponsorship for the Texas Visual and Oral History Project is $1 million, which includes many benefits such as project naming rights and long term branding within the story archive housed at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
THE BOB BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the Story of Texas with three floors of interactive exhibits, two special effects shows in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin's only IMAX IMAX
a film projection process that produces an image ten times larger than standard [R] Theatre featuring the signature large-format film Texas: The Big Picture. The Education Department brings the Museum to life through engaging, fun, and educational programming for a wide variety of audiences. The Museum also has a Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and a Museum Store with something for the Texan in everyone. The driving force behind the creation of the Texas State History Museum was former Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. The Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board.
ABOUT LIFESTORIES ALIVE
Mike O'Krent, founder of LifeStories Alive, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , specializes in making personal history videos for families who value their heritage. LifeStories Alive creates family heirlooms in video - digitally mastered records of life stories with personal accounts, photos, and mementos of family history. O'Krent is a San Antonio native and graduated from Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University, at Dallas, Tex.; United Methodist; coeducational; chartered 1911. The school's facilities include laboratories for electron microscopy and stable isotopes, a museum of paleontology, and a graduate research center. with a BBA BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management and a minor in History. Between 1996 and 2000, O'Krent interviewed Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. During that incredible experience, he found his passion and launched LifeStories Alive. www.lifestoriesalive.com
ABOUT FROST MEDIA RELATIONS
Karen Frost is principal and owner of Frost Media Relations, a public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most consulting firm founded in 1998. Frost clients include the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, filmmaker Turk Pipkin and The Nobelity Project, and top ten leading prostate cancer prostate cancer, cancer originating in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in men. surgeon, Dr. Randy Fagin. Client media placements include features in The New York Times, The New York Times, The
Morning daily newspaper, long the U.S. newspaper of record. From its establishment in 1851 it has aimed to avoid sensationalism and to appeal to cultured, intellectual readers. Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, National Public Radio, and many more. Prior to launching Frost Media Relations, Frost was a producer for CBS News, media consultant for Senator Ted Kennedy and Chuck Robb, and managed the pressroom for the Perot '92 presidential campaign. For several years, Frost served as alumni president of the Bob Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University Texas Christian University, at Fort Worth; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); coeducational; opened 1873 at Thorp Spring, chartered 1874 as Add Ran Male and Female College. It assumed its present name in 1902 and moved to Fort Worth in 1910. in Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States, and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. . www.frostmedia.com