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World War I was the most destructive confilct the globe had ever seen. Cities, building, and roads were destroyed and the soldiers who participated died from wounds and disease. Austin Oberwetter, a Texan soldier from the 23rd Engineers, documented the conflict with his camera and lived to share his experiences. Oberwetter's collection of photographs along with the accompanying captions he penned will be on display...
Jim Woodrick from the Texas History Snippets blog has created a valuable resource for classrooms and anyone interested in Texas history. Through the Digital Interactive Map, users can click on locations and roads that were significant to the history of Texas. Specifically, the site includes content from the Spanish Colonial Period, Mexican Texas, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and Texas in the late...
The cattle drive from Texas to Railway stations in Kansas was a way for upwards of 9,000 black cowboys to make a living in the latter half of the 19th century in Texas. To commemorate this history, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is hosting "The Chisholm Kid," a traveling exhibit from the Museum of UnCut Funk with additional content on the historic Chisholm Trail from the Texas Historical Commission.The...
Included in the celebration of Dream Week in 2018, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is providing visitors a chance to imagine the every day life of Buffalo Soldiers. Buffalo Soldiers were regiments of African American soldiers in the post-Civil War era who scouted and mapped Texas lands; protected settlers, traders and the mail; installed telegraph lines, and carried out dozens of other tasks. At the event,...
The Museum of South Texas History invites Texans from across the Rio Grande Valley to participate in the new Bi-monthly program, Winter Texan Wednesday. The program is designed to introduce visitors to the museum galleries through a tour by museum staff. Visitors will then be invited to listen to a lecture on a designated topic in the courtyard gallery. The next event will be January 10th from 3PM-4PM. The lecture...
On Jan. 28th, 2018, the Museum of South Texas History presents a talk by Dr. Joe Chance from 2:00PM-3:00PM as a part of the Sunday Speaking Series. Dr. Chance is a 5th generation Texan and has lived in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Chance was previously a professor of mathematics and is the author of several books about Valley History. Date:January 28Time:2:00 pm - 3:00...
The Museum of South Texas History presents the Soy de Tejas exhibit until February 1, 2018. The Soy de Tejas exhibit traces the development of Conjunto music, which emerged as Tejano workers adopted the accordian from German and Czech immigrants in the 20th century. Tejanos blended the sounds of the accordian with their bajo sexto guitar to produce the signature Conjunto genre. Visitors...
On Sunday, January 14th, the Museum of South Texas History presents a talk by Dr. Carlos Cantu concerning the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) conference held in December of 1969 at La Lomita Monastery in Mission, Texas. The presentation is a part of the Sunday Speaking Series. Dr. Cantu will discuss the role that this particular MAYO conference played in defining new expressions of ethnic...
Visit UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures from December 16, 2017 - March 11, 2018 and experience The Will to Adorn exhibit.  The exhibit presents the discoveries of high school students who participated in the Smithsonian Center’s course on “African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity”. African American high school students documented the influence of the African American dress by visiting shops,...
This exhibit features over 40 original posters, uniforms, and restored trucks commemorating America's role in the Great War. The exhibit's main feature of attraction is its presentation of the only operational FT-17 Renault tank in North America. It will be on display at the Museum of the American G.I. until January 2019
This exhibit showcases artifacts examining the before, during, and after lives of various soldiers, marines, sailors, and nurses from the Panhandle-Plains region who served in the "Great War" It will be on display in the Harrington Changing Gallery in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum until Decmber 30th, 2017.
This exhibit commorates African Americans from East Texas who fought in the trenches at "No Man's Land" on the western front of Belgium and France during WWI. It will be on display at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston until December 30th.
This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Camp Logan Mutiny of 1917. It will be on display at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas until November 30th.
This exhibit showcases the mobilization efforts made in North Texas during WWI and how the Great War impacts their communities then and continues to impact them today. It will be on display throughout the Ft. Worth Central Library from July 9th to October 19th, 2017.
This project crowdsources the research of and storytelling about World War I service members buried in American cemeteries abroad. The project's website features blogposts, interactive maps, and archives which document the life stories of specific service members buried around the world.
This online museum resource provides a detailed history and account of the Texas National Guard's involvement in the 36th Division of America's troops serving in WWI.
Texas Time Travel provides interactive travel resources to explore the histroy of Texas' involvement in WWI. The website features maps and links to explore WWI historic sites in Texas and mobile tours are available for access on your cellphone featuring images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas relating to the Great War.
Lonesome Dove, a new traveling exhibition created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas features fifty-five framed and matted sepia tone photographs of the Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989. This miniseries is based off Lonesome Dove- Larry McMurty’s epic novel of two...
This exhibit covers the history of Texas brewing from the 1840s to today offering interactive content highlighting the state’s earliest breweries, the impact of prohibition, Texas beer memorabilia, home brewing, and today’s rich tapestry of modern craft breweries. This exhibit is guest-curated by longtime journalist and beer writer Travis E. Poling who offers a statewide view of the role beer has played in shaping...
The Alamo has created a multi-media tool to bring you a timeline beginning with Mexican Independence in 1821 and ending n 1837. This timeline can be used to trace the sequence of events of the Texas Revolution. This a great tool to use in the classroom!
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a proud partner of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.From Memorial Day, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017 the Bullock Museum will offer free admission to the nation’s active...
Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player's experience. In living rooms and arcades, on the internet and mobile devices across the globe, players of electronic games continue to influence the astounding success of an ever-growing industry.Visitors will discover the scope and impact of the electronic gaming industry as a cultural and...
Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup.American Spirits brings the Prohibition era vividly to life through over 100 rare artifacts including flapper dresses, temperance propaganda, a 1927 Ford Model T coupe, and original ratification copies of the 18th and...
 This exhibition combines photographs taken of farmers and families by the Farm Security Administration during the dustbowl with compelling interviews taken by Bill Ganzel with survivors to discuss the daily lives, trials, and tribulations these men and women faced during the Dust Bowl.The Dust Bowl is an exhibition organized by the Nebraska Council for the Humanities in collaboration with Humanities...
 Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, which opened at the Smithsonian Institution in 2003, includes informative text provided by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas conducted interviews with ten of the senators, which have been distilled into two audio presentations. A photography-based video presentation...
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