Events

June 1–July 31, 2014
Exhibition

In the early 1970s, Bill Wittliff visited a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. For more information, contact the Patrick Heath Public Library at 210.421.6132.

Patrick Heath Public Library
451 N. Main Street #100
Boerne, TX 78006
June 6–August 2, 2014
Exhibition

In the early 1970s, Bill Wittliff visited a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. For more information, please contact the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum at 254.298.5194.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501
June 17–August 1, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition provides a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in World War II and features historical photographs from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project archives and contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio. It focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than five hundred oral history interviews that were part of the project. For more information, contact the Silver City Museum at 575.538.5921.

Silver City Musuem
312 West Broadway
Silver City, NM 88061
June 21, 2014–September 12, 2014
Exhibition

Wilderness and Wildflowers: The Legacy of Lady Bird Johnson was created to honor the former first lady and wife of the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, during the centennial year celebrating her birth in 1912. Featuring photographs, video, and excerpts from her speeches and writings, this exhibition shows us a strong, highly intelligent, and committed woman who cloaked her enterprising spirit in civility and a warm, gracious manner. For more information, contact the Midland County Library at 432.688.4320.

Midland County Library - Downtown Branch
301 W. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701
July 1–31, 2014
Exhibition

Based on an exhibition organized by the Amon Carter Museum and The University of Texas at Arlington Library, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition spans the mapmaking enterprise, beginning with the earliest known map to show the Texas edge of the Gulf (1512) and ending with an 1873 map of Texas showing the right of way granted to railroads. For more information, please contact the Denton Public Library—North Branch at 940.349.8200.

Denton Public Library—North Branch
3020 North Locust Street
Denton, TX 76209
July 7–August 3, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government and features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. For more information contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
July 19–September 21, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition includes forty-four facsimile prints of exceptional pen-and-ink drawings by Clifford K. Berryman that highlight timeless aspects of the American campaign and election process. Although faces and personalities change, Berryman’s cartoons illustrate how the political process in our democracy has remained remarkably consistent. The cartoons provide relevant commentary and fascinating insight into the campaigns and elections of today. For more information, contact the Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.472.0959.

Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
July 25–September 5, 2014
Exhibition

People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit takes us down unfamiliar paths to rest stops, markets, workshops, restaurants, and private homes in locales that most of us may never visit. People’s Lives turns its viewers into world travelers whenever they pause to take in a picture. For more information, please contact the Fort Worth Library at 817.392.7703.

Fort Worth Library
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
August 1–29, 2014
Exhibition

Created to celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts detailing the struggle in Texas. For more information, contact the Benbrook Public Library at 817-249-6632.

Benbrook Public Library
1065 Mercedes Street
Benbrook, TX 76126
August 1–August 31, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the vitality and breadth of creative writing in Texas from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century. It provides an overview of the literary accomplishments of Texas writers in a series of panels featuring portraits of authors, books, workplaces, narrative settings, and evocative quotations. For more information, please contact Library Friends of Conroe at 936.788.3888.

Montgomery County Memorial Library
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301

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