As a preserved point of reference for more than 160 years of Austin history, the Neill-Cochran House Museum strives to engage and support the community at large while constantly improving our contribution to the diversity of Austin’s cultural offerings. In turn, we rely upon our membership and our community stakeholders for the time, talent, and resources we need to maintain the historic house, produce events and offer new interpretive programming.
An investment in historic preservation is an investment in our capacity to reflect on our lives and our society as we know them. While the museum environment itself nurtures the quiet reflection that is so rare in our daily routines, our enterprise as a whole promotes an understanding in people of all ages that we always live our lives in a historical context that shapes what we think and how we see the world around us.
Whether you are a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Texas, a Friend of the Neill-Cochran House Museum sustaining our progress, a volunteer, or an intern working with us from UT or St. Edward’s on collections or communications, we succeed as a living community resource to the extent that we have your support, interest, and excitement.
Finally, if you haven’t seen what a committed group of our membership can accomplish, we invite you to follow the progress of our 2014-15 restoration campaign.