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Join TSHA Chief Historian Randolph “Mike” Campbell as he reveals an untold story he uncovered while researching for his book, A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas 1850-1880. “Texas Confederate Veteran Pensions: The Curious Cases of Guy and Dora Shaw of Harrison County,” focuses on the complex race relations in East Texas following the Civil War. Dr. Campbell uses primary archival sources to tell...
Several officer quarters are still standing at For McKavett State Historic Site. Cody Mobley, Site Manager, shares the history of the Officer’s Quarters, which were first constructed in 1852 and finished by 1856. He also explains that the Commanding Officer's Quarters served as a hotel, a boarding house, and a private residence. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.
This Texas Talk aired on Monday August 15, 2016 by the Texas State Historical Association. Fort McKavett was established in 1852 by the 8th US Infantry. The fort closed briefly in 1859, but reopened in 1869 and has been designated a Texas historic site since May 17, 1968. The fort is considered one of the most intact and preserved examples of Texas-Indian Wars military post. The fort has restored structures that...
Listen as the accounts of 7 former slaves are brought to life through the voices of talented local actors. These recordings make up just a portion of the full stories recalled by James Grumbles, Marry Anne Patterson, Rosina Hoard, Sallie Johnson, Sallie Wroe, Sam Mason, and William Owens. Today their full recollections and those of 63 other former slaves from Austin and Travis County can be found at the Austin...
This clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology O'Neal discusses the weaponry during the Mexican War with the 6 shooter pistols. The US military using these guns had more firepower than anyone in the world and demonstrated that in the conflict. O'Neal discusses the 1851 Navy Colt and the 1858 Remington 44...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback In this portion of the talk, O'Neal discusses the evolution of firearm combat from horseback. O'Neal discusses James Bowie and other knife fighters, as well as Comanche attacks in Texas from horseback with efficient bows. Comanches could stay out of...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Q&A Dr. Stuntz answer questions following her talk on Pioneer Women at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in March 2016.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Legacies Women like Frenchie McCormick, Mary Jane Alexander, Molly Goodnight, and many who worked in the church and in other women's clubs, are discussed, particularly as they relate to the Panhandle area in the 19th and 20th...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women Dr. Stuntz discusses the occupations and experiences of women in the Panhandle, focusing on sources from western Texas towns like Old Tescosa and Old Mobidy.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era Stuntz discusses the homesteads and dugouts women made their homes, highlighting the extraordinary amount of mental, physical and spiritual strength required to be women at this time and place.
This video is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women Texas Pioneer Women: Mexican Era Dr. Jean Stuntz describes life for women living through the Mexican Revolution in Texas, as well as the experiences of women living in Stephen F. Austin's first colony. She discusses Cynthia Ann Parker, as well as other native...
This is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. In this video Dr. Stuntz begins her talk on pioneer women at San Antonio, and describes the lives of women in Texas in the 17th and 18th centuries. She reveals the rights women were granted under Spanish law, including land ownership.
This is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Full Texas Talk with Dr. Jean Stuntz on Pioneer Texas Women At the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, on March 22, 2016, Dr. Jean Stuntz spoke to a live audience on the experiences of pioneer women in Texas, from the Spanish era to the early 20th century in Texas. The footage was rebroadcasted on March 31 for an online...
This is a fun short and informative documentary on the history of Texas by the History Channel. The documentary talks about the following: Spanish missionaries were the first European settlers in Texas, founding San Antonio in 1718. Hostile natives and isolation from other Spanish colonies kept Texas sparsely populated until following the Revolutionary War and the War of Mexican Independence, when the newly...
"I was the first. Vote for Me!" is an interactive website that brings to life the important firsts in United States and Texas history who are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Texas elementary students. This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations, students vote on...
This is an "All things considered" episode pertaining to the debate surrounding the Confederate flag and the legacy of slavery in the United States with particular focus in the Texas debates, especially those revolving around certain textbooks that 5 million students began to use as of August 2015.
The Texian Heritage Festival's YouTube Channel is the official channel for the Texian Heritage Festival. Here you'll find a wide range of videos from previous festivals as well as promotional videos about upcoming events.
James Haley, Gov. Richards, and Gene Pipes offer their thoughts on the final days of Houston's life. His reputation, treatment by the community, and the story of Joshua Houston's offering to Margaret are retold in this series of clips.
Dr. Robert Maberry - 2012 Save Texas History Symposium Civil War Battle Flags
Dr. Alexander Mendoza & Dr. Jerry Thompson Tejanos and the Civil War - 2012 Save Texas History Symposium
Ed Cotham - 2012 Save Texas History Symposium Battle on the Bay: The Civil War struggle for Galveston
Dr. Don Frazier gives the presentation "Union Plans for Texas" at the 2012 Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Symposium.
Presentation by Dr. Rick McCaslin on Texas in the Civil War given at the 2012 Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Symposium.
This power point presentation accompanied a presentation by Don Frazier at the Energizing Texas History Conference, November 7-8, 2013 at the Old Red Museum. Presentation provided with permission from the speaker.
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