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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.
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.
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.
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 Laws Favoring Women deals with a look at how Spanish laws about women superseded Anglo laws in the Republic and State of Texas. 3.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...
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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