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 An annual free daylong cultural and educational event of speakers, programs, demonstrations, music, and exhibits which expand on a different theme each year.  This event is reminiscent of the old Chautauqua held in Waxahachie 1900-1930.   This event is held on September 30 every year at the Historic Chautauqua Auditorium and the surrounding area in Waxahachie, Texas.
The Old Red Museum offers a variety of youth programs for children outside of the school setting, such as daycare programs, summer programs, holiday programs and scouting programs. Reservations are required.
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.
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."
Ever wonder how long it took for nineteenth century immigrants to travel to America? Ever had the opportunity to share original documents from 1900 with your students? Ever discussed the diversity of religious communities in Texas ? Explore these topics and more with the Texas Jewish Immigrant Experience Traveling Trunk, a hands on educational opportunity containing artifacts, photographs, maps and three lesson...
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...
The Social Studies Contest consists of 45 objective questions and an essay. Students are expected to master primary reading selections, as well as specific documents, and to be familiar with general-knowledge social studies concepts and terms. Each year, the contest focuses on a different topic area and a reading list that is provided by UIL.
Project Citizen is a civic education program for middle school students promotes competent and responsible participation in state and local government. It actively engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encourages civic participation among students, their parents, and members of the community.As a class project, students work together to identify and study a public policy issue,...
Each spring break and summer, Education in Action offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy program to outstanding 4th-8th grade students. Participants travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin or Houston/Galveston to develop leadership skills and experience what they are learning in school through visits to significant Texas sites.
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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