Presented by The Neill-Cochran House Museum
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is now open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 am—4;00 pm. The museum encourages visitors to purchase tickets in advance. Entry times are staggered to one group per 15 minutes.
The Cochran family lived in this home through the 1918 Influenza pandemic, and through an October 1918 letter home by James Cochran (serving in the US Navy in California during WWI), we learn not only that he was unable to leave the base due to the flu, but that his sister Bessie Cochran Gammon and her husband both fought off the illness. All programming has been suspended, and we plan to reschedule when it is safe to resume operations. In the meantime, please explore the content on our website.
In Collaboration with Artist Ginger Geyer and actor Jennifer Rousseau Cumberbatch
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is proud to host the major history and artistic collaboration If These Walls Could Talk. The show will place ceramicist Ginger Geyer’s modern porcelain sculpture into the historic spaces of the museum.
Geyer in collaboration with actor Jennifer Rousseau Cumberbatch will use the artwork as a launchpad for a series of conversations between two adolescent girls, Chlora and Ruby Virginia. The two girls, one white and one black, will highlight similarities and dissonances between past and present, high art and material culture, and experiences and treatment one would have received in a home like the NCHM Greek Revival-style mansion depending on race, class, gender, and socio-economic status through time.
Opens: January 15, 2020
Closes: November 22, 2020
Guided Tours (recommended): Noon, 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m. Reservations are required.
General admission $12; Seniors & students $10; Children 5 and younger $5
Self-guided tours: General admission $8; Seniors and students $6; Children 5 and younger free
Guided tours: $12/$10/$5
Group tours: $5 per person, $75 minimum
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Karen Kincaid Brady, NCHM Programming Director
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Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street Austin Texas 78705