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Special Events

Events or celebrations tied to specific dates which are beneficial to the knowledge of educators and/or students.

Historic Site Spotlight: San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum Opening Soon

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.

Texas Storytime

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.

Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Films

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.

Texian Rally Workshop

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. 

Author Mike Cox to speak at Austin History Center on his book: "Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol"

Author Mike Cox is slated to speak to the Austin History Center Sunday Jan. 14th on his new book titled "Legends & Lore of the Texas Capitol". The book tells the story behind the construction, mysteries, and significant events that have taken place at the iconic Texas State Capitol. Light refreshments will be offered. Parking is free on Sunday afternoons in the old library parking lot and on nearby streets. "Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol" will be available for sale at the event and the author will personally sign your copy of the book.

Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series

In 2018, San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary. In participation with the celebration, the Alamo will be presenting the Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series. The series will feature talks and lectures by different experts each month. Each speaker will shed light on the people, events, and themes that have shaped the history of the Alamo, San Antonio, and Texas. The first lecture will be delivered by the Alamo’s own Historian and Curator, Dr. Bruce Winders, on Saturday, January 27 and will be titled "300 Years of Alamo History".

An Evening of Caroling

The staff at the Starr Family Home State Historic Site will host An Evening of Caroling on December 16th from 6PM-8:30PM. The event will include an abbreviated version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the 3rd annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long, candy cane crafts, and hot cider and cookies. The event is an opportunity to sing old holiday favorites and new ones. 

Please come dressed for the weather. The event will be held outdoors the Starr Family home: 

407 West Travis St. 

Marshall, TX 75670