Events & Programming

Austin Museum Day

Every year the Neill-Cochran House Museum plans a unique experience for the Austin Museum Partnership’s annual Austin Museum Day – this year is no exception!

On September 21st, 2014 a variety of historical re-enactors will be onsite to interact with guests as they tour the museum to provide a glimpse into what life was like from the 1860s-1900s. Uniformed re-enactors from the 173rd New York Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War surgeon and ladies of the era demonstrating tatting and lace making will be on hand. Costumed re-enactors from the Austin Tour Guide Association will also be on site to educate about what Austin life was like at the turn of the century 19th century. There will be an old-fashioned lemonade stand in the shaded Centinneal Garden and lawn games out in the front of the house!

Those interested in supporting the Museum may join the Friends of the NCHM on the spot. Since 1998, museums and historic sites have opened their doors on Austin Museum Day free of charge to create public awareness of the rich cultural treasures the city has to offer.

Champagne and Carols

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is excited to welcome the holiday season with its Annual Champagne & Carols event. The event will take place on December 13th, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Guests will enjoy champagne, festive food provided by Rosemary’s Catering, and Victorian-era holiday decorations. Caroling will be led by The Austin Carolers, the only professional caroling ensemble in Austin. The Austin Carolers’ repertoire includes both traditional carols and popular Christmas tunes, sung with great flair with either guitar accompaniment or in the more traditional unaccompanied style. The Austin Carolers are a quintet made up of: Soprano- Mady Kaye; Alto- Libby Hart Barnes; Tenor- Craig Lowrey; Basses- Paul Spikes and Art Kidd