The San Felipe de Austin was a colony founded by Stephen. F. Austin in 1823 about 50 miles west of what is now Houston. The town was early hub of commerce and governance for American settlers in Texas and played a significant role in the Texas Revolution, though not as deeply recognized by the public as other historic sites in Texas. To expand the public interest and knowledge of San Felipe de Austin, the Texas Historical Commission has initiated a rennovation of the San Felipe de Austin historic site.
World War I was the most destructive confilct the globe had ever seen. Cities, building, and roads were destroyed and the soldiers who participated died from wounds and disease. Austin Oberwetter, a Texan soldier from the 23rd Engineers, documented the conflict with his camera and lived to share his experiences. Oberwetter's collection of photographs along with the accompanying captions he penned will be on display at the The Heritage Society Museum Gallery from Wednesday, February 21, 2018–Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Texas Storytime is a program organized by Humanities that promotes childhood literacy and the support of parents and caregivers. The program partners with community libraries across the state and features works from Texas authors that celebrate the diverse cultures around the state. The program will occur for six weeks at the Centennial Branch of the Midland County Public Library beginning February 8, 2018, and concluding March 15, 2018.
Not Even Past presents the spring film series, Faces of Migration. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member and will be followed by an audience discussion about the themes and questions raised by each film. Specifically, the films will examine the needs, desires, and challenges that migrants face around the globe. Sharing stories and experiences will be encouraged. The films may provide relevence to contemporary and historic migration issues in Texas.
Thie Week in Texas History, a video series released by the Texas General Land Office, documents significant dates in Texas History throughout the calendar year. In this video, learn about the origins of the Lonestar Texas Flag. The video explores the competing design options of the time period and the origin of the iconic winning design by Texan Charles Stewart.
Jim Woodrick from the Texas History Snippets blog has created a valuable resource for classrooms and anyone interested in Texas history. Through the Digital Interactive Map, users can click on locations and roads that were significant to the history of Texas. Specifically, the site includes content from the Spanish Colonial Period, Mexican Texas, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and Texas in the late 19th century. The site also includes a user guide to aid in the use of the Interactive Map.
Join the LBJ Library on Feb. 21, 2018 from 8:30am-3:30pm for a teacher workshop on the history of minority voting rights in the United States. Experts on the subject will present and time will be allotted for teachers to utilize the National Archives DocsTeach platform to create lesson plans. Additionally, the LBJ will provide classroom resources for teachers. Bring your own device, preferably a laptop, to use during the event. CPE credit will be awarded.
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Join the The Texas Independence Trail Region in conjunction with the Texas Historical Commission on February 21st, 2018 for the Texian Rally Workshop in Brenham, TX. At the event, updates on the future development of the Alamo will be anounced and international speaker Alyssa Cook will provide best practices for managing your own organizations. The Texas Indpendence Trail Region program helps Texas communities promote tourism, revitalize local economies and foster community leadership through historic preservation.The event is geared for all that are interested in this purpose.
The cattle drive from Texas to Railway stations in Kansas was a way for upwards of 9,000 black cowboys to make a living in the latter half of the 19th century in Texas. To commemorate this history, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is hosting "The Chisholm Kid," a traveling exhibit from the Museum of UnCut Funk with additional content on the historic Chisholm Trail from the Texas Historical Commission.