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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.
Austin Community College Continuing Education offers Archaeology: If Houses Could Speak . Dr. Thomas Barrett explores the process of researching historical properties from genealogy to architectural history, as well as, all the artifacts and archival records in between. The cost of the course is $76.
The German-Texan Heritage Society Annual Conference will be at the University Baptist Church in Austin on July 21-22. Dr. Tom Alter, Dr. Matt Tippens, Dr. Walter Kamphoefner, Dr. Peter Buckingham, and Dr. Kyle Wilkison are among the speakers this year. The theme this year will focus on the effects WWI had on German-Texans due to the Red Scare and the Agrarian Socialist movement many German-Texans belonged to.
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.
The Alamo features the First Saturday at the Alamo: On the first Saturday of every month, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s. Join The Alamo for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts.
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...
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.
The Fort McKavett State Historic Site is a well-preserved, 150-year-old West Texas Fort that captures the daily lives of soldiers during the Texas Indian Wars (1850-1875). Learn more about Fort McKavett and the fun events coming up by visiting the link below!