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Join the Star of The Republic Museum for their annual Night at the Museum program where the exhibits will come to life and you can tour the museum by flashlight. Activities include taking a night time wagon ride by Barrington Farm to see the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historic Site and visiting the local Tavern where you can encounter some "residents" from the Old Washington Cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults and $...
Join the Texas State Historical Commission in a screening of “The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle,” a musical about the lives of the famed dancing duo, Vernon & Irene Castle, of the WWI era. (1939, 93 minutes)The screening will take place at the Tandy Lecture Hall in Fort Worth’s Central Public Library (500 W. Third St...
Join the Texas State Historical Commision in a screening of “War Horse,” a story of a young man who enlists as a soldier in WWI after he is forced to part ways with his beloved horse. The young man and his horse’s experiences of friendship, tragedy, and the horrors of war are recounted in this story. (2011, 146 minutes) ...
 Join the Texas State Historical Commission in a screening of “Gallipoli,” a story of two Australian sprinters who learn about the horrific realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during WW1. (198, 110 minutes) The screening will take place at the Tandy Lecture Hall in Fort Worth’s Central Public Library (500 W. Third St. Fort Worth, Texas 76102-7305) on Tuesday,...
The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park is hosting he premiere screening for San Jacinto, the latest title in the award-winning Birth of Texas Series, on Saturday, September 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Tea Room. It is the seventh completed film in the eight part series. Reservations for the $10 event must be made to mvance@HeritgaeSociety.org. For more information, visit The Heritage Society wesbsite.
Join the Bullock for a FREE screening and conversation of What Was Ours as part of the Texas Focus film series, a cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative. Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new...
Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Austin Museum Day. Families can explore The Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state.Experience the past, present, and future of video games in the Bullock’s exhibit Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming. Rare gaming artifacts, playable video games, and family-friendly activities inspired by your...
Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Persepolis, co-directed and co-written by Marjane Satrapi, as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in front of the camera. This second season's theme is 'Identity'.A Q&A will follow the screening with Dr. Jeannette Okur, lecturer and Turkish Studies program organizer...
WHAT:For Museum Day Live!, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! Ticket, available at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. The institute’s program will include a performance from Eva Ybarra, the "Queen of the Accordion,"...
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, who will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor.  Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, the tours make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art.The mandalas are used as tools for reconsecrating the earth and...
The Sixth Floor Museum brings together Judge Brandon Birmingham and attorney Toby Shook to discuss the famous killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby and afterwards will host a special viewing of artifacts chosen from the museum's Ruby CollectionThis event will take place on September 27 form 6pm - 8pm at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Admission is $20.e
Professor Brian Delay of the University of California will discuss the Texas borderlands and gun history as it pertains to the skirmishes along the Mexican border during that era.  Hosted in conjunction with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The lecture will take place in the Hazelwood Lecture Hall at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas at 7pm on October 19, 2017.
Donald Beard, superintendent of Caprock Canyons State Park, will discuss his successful program to help repopulate the southern plains bison in Caprock.  Hosted in conjunction with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The screening will take place in the Hazelwood Lecture Hall at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas from 7:30pm – 9:30pm on November 16, 2017.
In order to commemorate International Day of Peace, the museum will be giving out Free Admission and host a number of Holocaust survivors who will speak about their experiences to the public. This event will run on September 11 2017 from 11AM – 5PM at the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Author Don Graham, in conjunction with the Bullock State History Museum, will walk the audience through the cultural contexts of a variety of foreign films that take place in Texas.  He will discuss how Texan culture is being consumed worldwide, and what that says about what Texan culture values and what other cultures value within Texan culture. This event will take place on September 14 from 7pm – 8:30pm...
Preservation Austin and Dr. Tom Barrett will discuss the “public” archaeology, its importance and relevance in the modern era, and its specific importance to the city of Austin. He will also touch upon archaeological resources in Austin and the current processes in place for historical designations and models.  This event runs on September 12 from 6pm – 7pm at 500 Chicon St, Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker Bud Force and Photographer John Langmore will discuss the making of their documentary film COWBOYS. Told in the cinematic tradition of classic westerns, COWBOYS offers the opportunity to ride alongside modern working cowboys on some of America's largest and most remote cattle ranches. COWBOYS documents the lives of the men and women working on "big outfit" cattle ranches - some of which...
“United: The War as We Remember”, is an exclusive private event held at the Austin Film Society in Austin, Texas curated to showcase the stories of World War II veterans through the film “Fading Front” and The Veteran’s Project, a live photographic essay.   These untold stories have contributed to the cloth of freedom that we embrace to this day and through our veterans we stand united.  This event...
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 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.
The Texas Citizen Bee is a statewide civic education program and competition which offers teachers and high school students (9th-12th grades) an exciting way to reach and study America’s heritage. The students will use the online “Study Guide” program created by the Bill of Rights Institute. The guide covers the U.S. Constitution, important documents, people, issues, civic values and skills, and a Bill of Rights...
This event is the ninth annual Flights of Our Fathers Air Show...
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