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TSHA Annual Meeting

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

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
12noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Workshop Session - Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom (Speaker TBA)

Brewing Up Texas

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.

Coloring With The CCC

This coloring book from Texas State Library and Archives Commission features images from the 1938 pamphlet. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program created part of the New Deal program established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The original pamphlet comes from the Civilia Conservation Corps files of the Texas State Parks Board recordss at the Texas State Library and Archives,

Exploring Texas Workshop Series

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 Teachers in attendance can receive professional development credit for attending sessions with accessible historical content and pedagogoical advice from renowned scholars, respected classroom practicioners, and organizations with expertise in the fields of history, geography,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.
2017-2018 Schedule
Amarillo - July 21, 2017
Richardson - August 7-8, 2017
Austin - November 7-8, 2017
Houston - February 5-6, 2018

Save Texas History Symposium

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.

The Dust Bowl


This exhibition combines photographs taken of farmers and families by the Farm Security Administration during the dustbowl with compelling interviews taken by Bill Ganzel with survivors to discuss the daily lives, trials, and tribulations these men and women faced during the Dust Bowl.

The Great Migration

This exhibit, a compilation of original projects produced and curated by University of Houston Honors College Students, examines The Great Migration of African Americans out of the south following the end of World War I.  This exhibit examines the movement from a variety of perspectives as well as its impact on the city of Houston.