The Neill-Cochran House Museum hosts a variety of programs for the public highlighting the history of the structure, its notable designer, the numerous occupants and uses that constitute its social history, and the place of the Neill-Cochran House in the history of Texas.
Private School and Home School Tours
The Neill-Cochran House Museum welcomes students of all ages, including fifth-grade Civil War students, seventh-grade Texas history students, and high schoolers studying American History or Interior Design. Teachers from public and private schools and parents engaged in homeschooling may express specific areas of interest for the focus of their individualized tours. Reservations may be made with this form or by calling (512) 478-2335.
The Neill-Cochran House Museum takes every opportunity to introduce children to Greek Revival architecture, decorative arts, and social history and interaction.Â In fulfilling this education mission, weâ€™ve found that mixing business with pleasure is the best recipe for success â€“ in other words, learning and having fun go well together.Â Our community members are important to us, and ensuring that we continue to enjoy a constituency, itâ€™s important to embrace the next generation of preservationists. We invite all with children in their lives to bring them for a visit or a class.
Current programs include:
- Easter Egg Design Contest & Dye-O-Rama
- Minding Your Manners
- Gingerbread House-Raising
Please see the calendar section of our website for more information
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Austin with The University of Texas at Austin right down the street and Austin Community College and St. Edwards University not much farther away.Â Down the road are Concordia University Texas, Southwestern University, Texas State University, and Baylor University.Â The museum welcomes students who choose the NCHM for internships or projects related to its architecture, history, collections, archives, library, or preservation.
The operation of the NCHM is supported by the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum, which is open to the public fo
r membership.Â A popular Friends benefit is participation on the annual study tours organized by Dr. Karen Pope, B
aylor University Allbritton Professor of Art History, and Karen Bluethman of Heart of Texas Tours.Â These trips immerse travelers in the history and culture of Americaâ€™s great cities since they include visits to historic sites and houses along with art and heritage museums.Â Since 2005, Friends have enjoyed
- Chicago: Art & the Artful House
- Franklin & Philadelphia
- Historic Virginia Homes & Gardens
- Great Houses of the Hudson River.
- Baltimore & Annapolis: Art & History Around the Chesapeake
- Hidden Treasures: Women and the Arts in Washington, D.C.