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RECEPTION & EXHIBIT VIEWING 6 P.M. | PROGRAM 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. $15 FREE TO EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS WITH CURRENT SCHOOL-ISSUED ID - STILL MUST REGISTER FOR A TICKET! Join us in our final program in support of the temporary photography exhibit, Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., which closes on September 3, 2018. The program includes a film screening of the one-hour documentary, A Ripple...
 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...
Thie Week in Texas History, a video series released by the Texas General Land Office, documents significant dates in Texas History throughout the calendar year. In this video, learn about the origins of the Lonestar Texas Flag. The video explores the competing design options of the time period and the origin of the iconic winning design by Texan Charles Stewart. 
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....
The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park has recently released a short video documenting the accomplishments of Ninfa Laurenzo. Ninfa Laurenzo, with the support of her husband and family, popularized fajitas in Tex-Mex restaurants and set numerous other trends in Houston food culture during the 20th century. Later in life, Laurenzo became very active in Texas politics. HAM slice #47 traces Laurenzo's life and legacy...
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...
In a recent release of the Texas Originals podcast by Humanities Texas, the story of Lorenzo de Zavala is documented. Zavala had a strong commitment to fighting oppression. Zavala was a leading official in the Mexican government under Santa Anna in the early 19th century, but he began to disapprove of Santa Anna's consolidation of power in Texas in the 1830s. At this time, Zavala became a prominent...
In a recent release of the Texas Originals podcast by Humanities Texas, the story of Lorenzo de Zavala is documented. Zavala had a strong commitment to fighting oppression. Zavala was a leading official in the Mexican government under Santa Anna in the early 19th century, but he began to disapprove of Santa Anna's consolidation of power in Texas in the 1830s. At this time, Zavala became a prominent...
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...
James Harkins from the Texas General Land office presents an early photographic map of Austin in 1887 and a map used by Stephen F. Austin during the Mexican National period. Harkins explains the way in which maps were used by empresarios to advertise to settlers.  Harkins also explains the way in which maps demonstrate change over time.
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image has recently released The Henry Kuempel Collection. The Texas Archive of the Moving Image received the films as a donation from the Austin History Center. The collection consists of the home movies shot by Kuempel, Texas resident, from the 1940s and 1950s. The films show a glimpse of the final days of Austin street cars, the early days of Round Up celebrations at the University...
The Texas Navy Association has recently released How the Texas Navy Saved the Revolution, a 22-minute video source documenting the role of the Texas navy in the Texas Revolution. The film advances the mission of the Texas Navy Association to present the history of the Texas Navy to Texans and non-Texans alike. The resource is FREE to teachers who complete a short survey at https://texasnavy.org/TeachersFilmRequest...
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...
The Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the missions inspired the Texas State Historical Association to feature Dr. Jesús “Frank” de la Teja, Director for the Center for...
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 $...
The Texas State Histroical Association provides a series of videos documenting the role Texas played in WWI. Sample topics include "Women of Fort Worth during WWI" and "WWI Training Camp in Downtown Houston"
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 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...
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