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William McWhorter, Texas Historical Commission’s Military Oral History Coordinator, will teach a workshop designed for people to learn how to conduct, record, and transcribe all types of oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment. It will be held in the Austin History Center, Holt Gallery/Reception Room, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1 - 4 pm.
Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 PM for an evening with author and historian Donaly E. Brice as he shares excerpts from his book, The Governor’s Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873. Drawing upon a wealth of previously untouched resources from the Texas State Archives, this book offers an engaging assessment of the much-reviled Texas State Police and its...
Award-winning author Debra L. Winegarten gives a compelling interactive lecture on the role of Oveta Culp Hobby, a Killeen native, and traces her life through the use of story-telling, photographs, and video as she recounts the tale of the Director of the Women's Army Corps, the first woman to earn the rank of Army colonel, and the second woman in the US appointed to a presidential cabinet-level position.
Arthur Hunt offers an authentic characterization of Tennessee’s most famous volunteer, Davy Crockett. This is a resume with information on Arthur W. Hunt III and on "The Story of Davy Crockett as told by Himself."
Living History Presentations by John Potter Jr. Mr. Potter has several personas, such as a frontiersman, a townsman, or a new orleans grey.  Each persona has been carefully researched and each has its own story. Mr. Potter is able to bring history to life in the classroom.
Bill Perryman, founder of History in Person Theater lives in San Antonio.  In his presentations, he performs as Texas heros Sam Houston and William Barret Travis.
The Kwahadi Dancers are a unique youth performing group from the “Crown of Texas”, the Panhandle area of the Texas High Plains. In addition to regularly scheduled public shows at the Kiva, the Kwahadis present their colorful pageant of song, dance, and stories of the American Indian for tour buses groups, conventions, community events, youth camps, church events, fundraisers, museums, and community...
We've had the privilege of presenting our Historical music at numerous regional school events as well as Living History community festivities. We perform acoustic music of the proper "era" (we are in the appropriate attire too) and we intertwine educational bits about the historical music and it's importance in their daily lives as well as in the military. We have hands-on activities for the students/audience...
A professional troupe of historians/actors who portray heroes and heroines of history in the first person. These exciting one-person short plays bring real people back to life for students and adults all over Texas. Portrayals include: Stephen F. Austin, Mollie Bailey, James Bowie, Sukey Boyd, Isaac Cline, Susanna Dickinson, George Durham, John "RIP" Ford, Charles Goodnight, Mollie Goodnight, Mrs. J.W....
Four presentation available. 1. Texas Women deals with a look at women's lives in early Texas. 2. Laws Favoring Women deals with a look at how Spanish laws about women superseded Anglo laws in the Republic and State of Texas. 3. Pioneer Women deals with a look at how women coped with frontier conditions in early Texas. 4. Spanish Texas deals with a look at culture and society, including race, class, and gender, in...
Three presentations available. 1. German Immigration into Texas in the Years of Early Statehood deals with the German immigration to Texas in the years before the Civil War and will be discussed with emphasis on the backgrounds of the new arrivals and their response to the coming war. 2. Oil in 20th Century Texas deals with a discussion of the impact of the oil industry on 20th century Texas' social, economic and...
Four presentations available. 1. Notable "Mexicanos" and "Tejanos" in Texas History, 1821-2000 deals with a biographical approach to introduce significant Hispanics and illuminate their roles in Texas, U.S., and world history. 2. Antonio López de Santa Anna deals with a biographical approach to present information on Mexican and Texas history during the first half of the nineteenth century. Stresses that even though...
Two presentations available. 1. The Legacy of Spanish Texas deals with how the history of Spain in Texas and Mexico bears on modern Texas society. Architecture, language, economic activities, and foodways are focus of the presentation. 2. Tejanos and the Texas Revolution deals with the role of Tejanos in the period of revolutionary Texas. Their roles in the politics and military activities of the period are...
Three presentations available. 1. Cabin Fever - Log Cabin Restoration deals with preservation, restoration, or renovation, how to save log cabins, and Texas history in cabins. 2. Early Mexican Settlers deals with the De Leon settlement of Victoria, Mexican-American families in early Texas, godparenthood, conflicted loyalties, Mifflin Kenedy family legacy, and land loss. 3. Teaching by Dilemma deals with helping your...
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