If These Walls Could Talk Finale Celebration

Come celebrate the conclusion of If These Walls Could Talk and the premiere of the film The House That Slaves Built.

If These Walls Could Talk has been a transformative project for the Neill-Cochran House Museum and for all who have engaged with the exhibit and its performances. Over the course of 2020, we have walked together in exploration of our site and of Austin’s past to better understand and in many cases discover the inequities embedded in our shared history that continue to leave their mark on our lives today. We have been honored to be a part of productive conversations not just about our past but about Austin’s possible future, and we are committed to continuing to be a part of the dialogue moving forward. As we get ready to say goodbye to the show in its physical manifestation, we invite you to come out and celebrate to celebrate the steps we have taken together.

This special performance will explore the legend of the ghost of Robert E. Lee, thought to have been seen in the 19th century haunting the NCHM, will celebrate this incredible and provocative show, and will see the premiere of the long awaited film The House That Slaves Built.

Tickets are $30 General, $25 for NCHM Members, $20 for Students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at https://www.nchmuseum.org/nchm-events/itwct-finale-celebration. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, and the performance will start at 6:30 PM.

To ensure the safety of our guests, performers, and staff, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site.

Image Credit: Still from The House That Slaves Built, directed by Gabriel Auffant.

Take a step back in time to produce pomanders, oranges studded with cloves.  Pomanders are an old technology, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, and in their earliest iteration could be any type of perfumed ball intended to ward off insects and to provide a pleasing scent.

Pomanders, as we know them today, became popular during the nineteenth century both as decorative objects (particularly at the holidays) and as elements of practical housekeeping – once dried, pomanders frequently were placed with clothing to ward off insects.

Join us to make your very own pomander and take the scent of orange and cloves home with you!

Our monthly Sunday Funday series is free with the price of museum admission. This is a drop-in event; it is not necessary to arrive at 1:00pm nor stay until 4:00pm to enjoy the activity. Though this activity will be taking place primarily outdoors, we still ask that all visitors wear masks at all times on the museum property. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is happy to provide free parking for our guests.

This event is free with admission to the museum!

We will also be streaming the event online through zoom.


Nov 19 2020


6:00 am - 8:00 pm



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