Finding Refuge in Austin, 1848-1980

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Museum Exhibit or ProgramThe Austin History Center Association is sponsoring this exhibit opening titled: Finding Refuge in Austin, 1848 to 1980. The exhibition aims to explore what it mean to be a refugee in Austin? How would it feel to be forced to leave your homeland? What kind of home would you create for you and your family in Austin? This historical exhibit explores the experiences of displacement, forced migration, and resettlement among various communities in Austin from 1848 to 1980. By highlighting documents, photographs, and objects from the Austin History Center's archival collections, Finding Refuge in Austin reveals the shared challenges and contributions among refugee communities in Austin and Travis County. The exhibit opens February 21, 2017 and runs through September 17, 2017. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public and will be catered by Chef Uyen Pham and the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Where: Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe When: Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 2017 at 6:30 PM This event is free and open to the public. This event is catered. Street and surface lot parking are free on Tuesday nights.
Start Date/Time:2017-02-21 18:30:00
End Date/Time:2017-02-21 21:00:00
Source:Austin History Center
URL:https://library.austintexas.gov/event/exhibit-opening-reception-finding-refuge-austin-1848-1980-380038
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.23(A), 4.23(B), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)
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