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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...
 June 1, 3:00 pm, Old Oak Cliff Cemetery in Dallas. Marker for Roscoe C. Chittim, Cherokee Texan who served in Army, 1918-1919. THC and DHS are on board, re-enactors will be there along with local dignitaries, descendants, and media
The San Felipe de Austin was a colony founded by Stephen. F. Austin in 1823 about 50 miles west of what is now Houston. The town was early hub of commerce and governance for American settlers in Texas and played a significant role in the Texas Revolution, though not as deeply recognized by the public as other historic sites in Texas. To expand the public interest and knowledge of San Felipe de Austin, the Texas...
Texas Storytime is a program organized by Humanities that promotes childhood literacy and the support of parents and caregivers. The program partners with community libraries across the state and features works from Texas authors that celebrate the diverse cultures around the state. The program will occur for six weeks at the Centennial Branch of the Midland County Public Library beginning February 8,...
Not Even Past presents the spring film series, Faces of Migration. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member and will be followed by an audience discussion about the themes and questions raised by each film. Specifically, the films will examine the needs, desires, and challenges that migrants face around the globe. Sharing stories and experiences will be encouraged. The films may provide relevence to...
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...
Join the The Texas Independence Trail Region in conjunction with the Texas Historical Commission on February 21st, 2018 for the Texian Rally Workshop in Brenham, TX. At the event, updates on the future development of the Alamo will be anounced and international speaker Alyssa Cook will provide best practices for managing your own organizations. The Texas Indpendence Trail Region program helps Texas communities...
Author Mike Cox is slated to speak to the Austin History Center Sunday Jan. 14th on his new book titled "Legends & Lore of the Texas Capitol". The book tells the story behind the construction, mysteries, and significant events that have taken place at the iconic Texas State Capitol. Light refreshments will be offered. Parking is free on Sunday afternoons in the old library parking lot and on nearby streets....
In 2018, San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary. In participation with the celebration, the Alamo will be presenting the Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series. The series will feature talks and lectures by different experts each month. Each speaker will shed light on the people, events, and themes that have shaped the history of the Alamo, San Antonio, and Texas. The first lecture will be...
The staff at the Starr Family Home State Historic Site will host An Evening of Caroling on December 16th from 6PM-8:30PM. The event will include an abbreviated version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the 3rd annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long, candy cane crafts, and hot cider and cookies. The event is an opportunity to sing old holiday favorites and new ones. Please come dressed for the weather...
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures presents the Winter Celebrations around the World event. The event will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. The Winter Celebrations Around the World event highlights the winter holiday experience in cultures around the globe. AYUSA Global Exchange students will showcase displays on winter celebrations in their home countries. At 2:00PM, the Our Lady...
Join the Star of The Republic Museum for their annual Night at the Museum program where the exhibits will come to life and you can tour the museum by flashlight. Activities include taking a night time wagon ride by Barrington Farm to see the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historic Site and visiting the local Tavern where you can encounter some "residents" from the Old Washington Cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults and $...
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.
Join the Texas State Historical Commission in a screening of “The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle,” a musical about the lives of the famed dancing duo, Vernon & Irene Castle, of the WWI era. (1939, 93 minutes)The screening will take place at the Tandy Lecture Hall in Fort Worth’s Central Public Library (500 W. Third St...
 Join the Texas State Historical Commission in a screening of “Gallipoli,” a story of two Australian sprinters who learn about the horrific realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during WW1. (198, 110 minutes) The screening will take place at the Tandy Lecture Hall in Fort Worth’s Central Public Library (500 W. Third St. Fort Worth, Texas 76102-7305) on Tuesday,...
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 Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park is hosting he premiere screening for San Jacinto, the latest title in the award-winning Birth of Texas Series, on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Tea Room. It is the seventh completed film in the eight part series. Reservations for the $10 event must be made to mvance@HeritgaeSociety.org. For more information, visit The Heritage Society wesbsite.
Join the Bullock for a FREE screening and conversation of What Was Ours as part of the Texas Focus film series, a cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative. Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new...
Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Austin Museum Day. Families can explore The Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state.Experience the past, present, and future of video games in the Bullock’s exhibit Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming. Rare gaming artifacts, playable video games, and family-friendly activities inspired by your...
Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Persepolis, co-directed and co-written by Marjane Satrapi, as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in front of the camera. This second season's theme is 'Identity'.A Q&A will follow the screening with Dr. Jeannette Okur, lecturer and Turkish Studies program organizer...
WHAT:For Museum Day Live!, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! Ticket, available at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. The institute’s program will include a performance from Eva Ybarra, the "Queen of the Accordion,"...
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, who will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor.  Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, the tours make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art.The mandalas are used as tools for reconsecrating the earth and...
The Sixth Floor Museum brings together Judge Brandon Birmingham and attorney Toby Shook to discuss the famous killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby and afterwards will host a special viewing of artifacts chosen from the museum's Ruby CollectionThis event will take place on September 27 form 6pm - 8pm at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Admission is $20.e
Professor Brian Delay of the University of California will discuss the Texas borderlands and gun history as it pertains to the skirmishes along the Mexican border during that era.  Hosted in conjunction with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The lecture will take place in the Hazelwood Lecture Hall at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas at 7pm on October 19, 2017.
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