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This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. The historian John Keegan wrote, “the First World War created the modern world”. In some ways, it also created modern Texas. In April 1917, the US officially entered the Great War - triggering an influx of resources, people and technology that would forever change the Lone...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. According to Texas native and architectural maven Brantley Hightower, “You can read a town like a book…with plot points of its history revealed in its organization and architecture.” In this tour, we will take him at his word and check out some “books”— thirteen historic...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. It was called “Tejas,” an enormous Mexican territory - far from civilization. And soon, an epic story would be written across this terrain. Men would conspire. Battles would be fought. And legends would be born. The places where blood ran thick, those...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Most people today have never heard of the Red River War, even though this conflict changed the Southern Plains, and the United States, forever. It very well may be one of America’s most significant wars. The Texas Historical Commission conducted archeological fieldwork from...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Two cannons found in Texas fifty miles apart: one buried in the mud twelve feet below the surface of Matagorda Bay, the other uncovered by a ranch foreman. Together, they solved a centuries-old mystery and set archeologists on a fascinating journey...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Texas is still part of Mexico when the first German pioneers arrive here in the 1820s. They came by the thousands, then tens of thousands – German immigrants weary of the growing oppression in their homeland but hopeful they could start a productive...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. The history of African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy is the story of Texas… and Texans. From musicians to politicians, from cowboys to entrepreneurs, this rich, vibrant community played a vital role shaping the Lone Star state into who we are...
Texas would not be Texas without the profound influence of Hispanic leaders and citizens, whose legacies form an essential pillar of Texas history. We invite you to explore the contributions of Hispanic histories of the Lone Star State and to discover your own connections to the diverse and deeply rooted Hispanic communities of Texas. Part travel guide, part historical document, this tour takes you to the places...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. In the decades following the Civil War, more than six million cattle were herded out of Texas in one of the greatest migrations of animals ever known. These 19th-century cattle drives laid the foundation for Texas's wildly successful cattle...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. One of the earliest transcontinental highways, the Bankhead Highway stretched from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California with the Texas portion running 850 miles from Texarkana to El Paso. Often called “The Broadway of America”, the Bankhead Highway helped to transform...
Explore the lost world of the Alamo using your smartphone or tablet. Experience the Alamo as it was in 1836. Wander the battlefield. Step through Augmented Reality portals to the past. Meet forgotten heroes. Learn about the most legendary battle in Texas history. Features: Collect artifacts as you learn about the history of the Alamo Discover heroes from Texas and Mexico Access bonus information for each location at...
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...
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.
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.
This exhibit provides children hands-on activities and demonstrations interested in tinkering, creating, engineering, and inventing things. This exhibit will be on display at the Bob Bullock Museum from December 28th to December 30th 2017. 
The Bullock Texas State History Museum will remain open late for their annual Halloween Celebration on October 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This year’s theme is “video games”, and attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite video game character and join the gaming fun with activities and demonstrations inspired by the exhibit Pong to Pokemon: The Evolution of Electronic...
The Dallas Heritage Village, in conjunction with their temporary exhibit, “Neighborhoods We Call Home,” is providing a historic outing for home school families and co-ops to learn about their families during their annual Homeschool Day. There will be fun activities throughout the village as participants answer questions such as “Where did our families come from?” “How did our ancestors get to America?” and “Is there...
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!
 An annual free daylong cultural and educational event of speakers, programs, demonstrations, music, and exhibits which expand on a different theme each year.  This event is reminiscent of the old Chautauqua held in Waxahachie 1900-1930.   This event is held on September 30 every year at the Historic Chautauqua Auditorium and the surrounding area in Waxahachie, Texas.
An online, multimedia exhibit which highlights the struggle for Women’s Rights in Texas and the role Texan women played in the greater national struggle.  Uses a combination of interactive applications, documents, photographs, audio, and video to illustrate the progressions, setbacks, and major events in the Women’s Right’s Movement’s history in Texas.
This project is a tribute to Tom R. Chambers' grandmother, Mattie Oline (Battles) Meekins, 1899-1997. She kept a diary from 1948 through part of 1993. Chambers researched her entries over the years, and chose the ones that have significance for him and society. His grandmother rarely missed making a daily entry in her diary during 45-plus years - an astonishing 16,000-plus entries. Chambers was born in July of 1947...
The Texas World War I Centennial organization is part of the National World War I Centennial Commission (WWICC). Texas is committed to commemorating the role of Texas and Texans in the Great War, especially as we approach the 100 year anniversary of U.S. involvement in 2017-2019. In Texas our goals are: Information and Awareness. Increase awareness of the general public about the role of Texas and Texans the Great...
This is a new online exhibit, that features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Download the app directly to your iOS or Android device. The Texas Historical Commission’s mobile tour World War II on the Texas Home Front explores the legacy of the war effort in Texas. From Navy shipbuilding yards and Army airfields...
This is an excellent resource on the history and historical significance of the UT Tower Tragedy. This is a public history project completed by UT History graduate students and the School of Information students under the direction of Dr. Joan Neuberger, professor of Public History at the University of Texas at Austin. It is a well researched (over 7 months) historical work and a resource for anyone interested in...
Companion web site to the EMMY Award winning documentary on the life of Sam Houston. Contains an interactive timeline, free downloadable podcasts, Google Maps, lesson plans, games, word finds, a musical on Houston's life for secondary performance, and educational video.
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