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Winegarten introduces the viewers to the early life of Oveta Culp Hobby, who grew from a precocious child in Killeen, Texas to an Army colonel, presidential cabinet member, and owner of a media empire in Houston.
Frank Reaugh (1860–1945) is one of the Southwest's earliest and most distinguished artists. Working in the vein of American Impressionism, Reaugh (pronounced "Ray") devoted his career to visually documenting the immense unsettled regions of the Southwest before the turn of the twentieth century. A restless and intrepid traveler, Reaugh sketched scenes while riding with cattlemen during the height of Texas's historic...
"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...
The Audio tour is sponsored by the Friends of the Texas Room, and is a self-guided tour that walks you through the history of the Julia Ideson Building and its place in the Houston Public Library System.
Among the duties of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission are to compile a list of liberators of concentration camps who have agreed to share their knowledge and experiences regarding the Holocaust. The program includes a miscellany of resources that could be included in or used to support Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs. Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History made the...
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.
Narrated by Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez, this 1994 educational video produced by Maverick Video Productions gives a brief overview of Mexican American music, from its historical and cultural influences to its varied musical and dance styles. While Mexican American music abounds in various states across the nation, Selena focuses on Texas and California, highlighting the origins and development of...
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Austin native Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) as he shares the remarkable story of Lionel Lopez, who helps people living in Colonias in South Texas.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Dallas native Owen Wilson as he recounts the life of "Blind" Willie Johnson, a gospel blues singer and guitarist. Made by Michael Cerny.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Alvin native Nolan Ryan, former Major League Baseball pitcher as he relates the very personal story of how something "Made in Texas" launched a Hall of Fame...
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Midland native Laura Bush as she shares the remarkable story of George Dawson, who learned to read at 98.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring North Richland Hills native Logan Henderson (Big Time Rush) as he recounts the history of the wild mustangs, who were once living symbols of the old west.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed an extensive film series of twenty-one Texas history tid-bits. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the history, so just sit back and enjoy this sneak peek featuring Texas native Jim Parsons as he discusses the discovery of oil at Spindletop.
Yes you heard right. Summer supports renewable energy. Its the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution and director Michael Cerny has shot a film series of 21 small Texas history clips.Summer -- who is a San Antonio native -- celebrates the development of Wind energy in Texas.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed an extensive film series of twenty-one Texas history tid-bits. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the history, so just sit back and enjoy this sneak peek featuring Dallas native Luke Wilson as he discusses the incredible achievements of Texan automotive designer Carroll Shelby
What role did Texas play in the American revolution? (What–Texas? It wasn’t even a state yet!) And yet, Spain and its empire–including what is now the Lone Star State, did play a role in defeating the British Empire in North America. New archival work is lending light on the ways that Spain, smarting from its loss of the Floridas to Britain in the Seven Years War, backed the American colonists’ push for independence.
A West Point graduate and a member of the Long Gray Line, Lieutenant Bonnell was assigned to the U.S. Army ’s 3rd Infantry Regiment when he successfully quelled an uprising of 1,700 Indian warriors through a peaceful negotiation with Caddo Chief Cortes; his efforts helped enable General Sam Houston to focus the full strength of his army on defeating Mexican troops led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the famed...
The 10 minute The Joseph Bonnell documentary, cut down to 4 minutes for museum use!
In the 1920s, writer Winifred Sanford's stories of the Texas oil boom captured the anxieties of a state on the verge of modernization. Born in Minnesota, Sanford moved to Wichita Falls in 1920, as her husband sought his fortune in the new oilfields of North Texas. At first, Sanford found the small town stifling. But she soon realized the oil boom made Texas more complex than it had first seemed. Swift change made...
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza presents the social landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and the world. Visit jfk.org to learn more about our Museum and the educational programs we offer.
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. Light Cummins - 2010 Save Texas History Symposium Empresario System in Texas
Dr. Frank de la Teja - 2010 Save Texas History Symposium Settlement of Spanish & Mexican Texas
Dr. Gregg Dimmick - 2011 Save Texas History Symposium Sea of Mud Mexican Army after San Jacinto
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