The Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the missions inspired the Texas State Historical Association to feature Dr. Jesús “Frank” de la Teja, Director for the Center for...
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 $...
This lesson plan targets 7th grade students and combines languge and social studies skills.The focus is the battles of Gonzales and Goliad in the Texas Revolution and the vocabulary necessary to understand the history. Challenging comprhension and discussing conflicts are central to the lesson.
Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.
New History at Old Red: DemocracyExperts Discuss State, Naional, and Global DemocracyLectures from Southern Methodist Univsersity include:9-10am Sarah Rodriguez, Texas-Anglo Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century10-11am Jeffrey Engel, United States - The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea11am-12noon Jo Guldi, World-Democracy and Participation in Britain and the World,...
This online multimedia project documents the the thousands of black Texan men who served as commissioned and non-commissioned officers, infantrymen, cavalrymen, military policemen, mechanics, doctors, dentists, veterinary assistants, lumbermen, chauffeurs, laborers and stevedores, and in a variety of other roles. It also seeks to tell the stories of African Americans on the home front: tales of patriotism, anti...
This digital collection contains over one hundred posters that illuminate the lived experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers worldwide
This link provides military records of Texan World War I Draft Registration Cards.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections...
This digital collection features materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection also includes modern studies and commemorative works about the era.
This online archival collection includes personal papers, manuscripts and photos related to Texas and World War I.
This exhibit features over 40 original posters, uniforms, and restored trucks commemorating America's role in the Great War. The exhibit's main feature of attraction is its presentation of the only operational FT-17 Renault tank in North America. It will be on display at the Museum of the American G.I. until January 2019
This exhibit showcases artifacts examining the before, during, and after lives of various soldiers, marines, sailors, and nurses from the Panhandle-Plains region who served in the "Great War" It will be on display in the Harrington Changing Gallery in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum until Decmber 30th, 2017.
This exhibit commorates African Americans from East Texas who fought in the trenches at "No Man's Land" on the western front of Belgium and France during WWI. It will be on display at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston until December 30th.
This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Camp Logan Mutiny of 1917. It will be on display at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas until November 30th.
This exhibit showcases the mobilization efforts made in North Texas during WWI and how the Great War impacts their communities then and continues to impact them today. It will be on display throughout the Ft. Worth Central Library from July 9th to October 19th, 2017.
The Texas Historical Commission provides a list of primary and secondary educational resources regarding Texas' involvement in WWI.
This website provides a rich photo archive of the WWI famous USS Texas (BB-35) battleship.
The Texas State Histroical Association provides a series of videos documenting the role Texas played in WWI. Sample topics include "Women of Fort Worth during WWI" and "WWI Training Camp in Downtown Houston"
This online magazine publication provides researched pieces detailing different aspects of Texas' involvement in WWI.
The Texas WWI Centennial Organization provides resources for schools to create and host their own 2017 Veteran's Day to tell the Texas WWI story. This google drive provides sample school annoucement templates, program outlines, and more!
The Texas State Historical Association provides a list of suggested activities and resources for schools and classrooms to use to commemorate WWI veterans.
The Texas State Historical Association is providing a list of suggested activities and resources for schools and classrooms to use to remember and commemorate WWI veterans.
The Library of Congress provides a three-part Experiencing War web feature, which features primary source collections detailing the lives of veterans who fought in World War I.
Getting to the Heart of World War I: Using Maps, Statistics, and Other Resources to Investigate the War
The online resource illustrates a variety of ways to bring the scale of American involvement in World War I home to students through a resource easily accessible by classroom teachers, American Armies and Battlefields in Europe, also known as the Blue Book,by ABMC. Using maps, statistics, and written sources referenced in the Blue Book and other ABMC materials that are easily accesible on the site...