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.
Texas in the 1920s
New History at Old Red: Democracy
Experts Discuss State, Naional, and Global Democracy
Lectures from Southern Methodist Univsersity include:
9-10am Sarah Rodriguez, Texas-Anglo Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century
10-11am Jeffrey Engel, United States - The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea
11am-12noon Jo Guldi, World-Democracy and Participation in Britain and the World, 1867 to 1968
1:30-2:30pm Workshop Session - Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom (Speaker TBA)
This collection represents three titles: the Stephenville Empire and Stephenville Tribune, which were competing publications, and a third title created upon merger of the two in 1929.
This collection hosts the newspaper history of Stephenville, including the Stephenville Empire, the Stephenville Tr
This exhibit covers the history of Texas brewing from the 1840s to today offering interactive content highlighting the state’s earliest breweries, the impact of prohibition, Texas beer memorabilia, home brewing, and today’s rich tapestry of modern craft breweries.
TSHA hosts the Exploring Texas Workshop Series every year. Teachers in attendance can receive professional development credit for attending sessions with accessible historical content and pedagogoical advice from renowned scholars, respected classroom practicioners, and organizations with expertise in the fields of history, geography, economics, civics, and skill building.
Amarillo - July 21, 2017
Richardson - August 7-8, 2017
Austin - November 7-8, 2017
Houston - February 5-6, 2018
Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup.
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.
An annual conference, established in 2009, which highlights and emphasizes the history of Texas and the role Texans have played in shaping the history of the United States. Each year academics, authors, and enthusiasts gather to discuss themes related to Texas and its place in history. Previous themes include: World War I, The Alamo, The Civil War and The City of Austin.
A traveling photo exhibition that uses real photos from early Texas settles to examine the daily struggles and development of Texan community and lifestyles. The Way Things Were is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.