Events

January 2 – 30, 2018
Exhibition

Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. For more information, contact the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library.

Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
100 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy
Brenham, TX 77833
January 8 – February 5, 2018
Exhibition

Tutankhamun is the most familiar and most popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter found his tomb in 1922, the whole world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view and learn. This exhibition, based on the major traveling display, has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamun as it was told through Carter’s discovery and the original traveling exhibition. For more information, please contact the Lubbock Public Library – Patterson Branch.

Lubbock Public Library – Patterson Branch
1836 Parkway
Lubbock, TX 79403
January 8-
May 4, 2018
Exhibition

The annexation of Texas as the twenty-eighth member of the United States of America had a profound impact on world events and the course of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition narrates the story of Texas as a Mexican colony and Republic, its campaign to join the United States, the vote for annexation, and the consequences of that vote. For more information, please contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
January 8–
May 4, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. For more information, contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
January 8–
May 4, 2018
Exhibition

On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, forty-four men shivered in an unfinished house in the tiny hamlet of Washington, Texas. They and fifteen other men who later joined them, representing all the municipalities in the Mexican province of Texas, declared the province to be a free and independent republic. Through twenty panels of photographic images and captions, this exhibition presents an expanded look at these fifty-nine extraordinary men who brought modern Texas into being. For more information, contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
January 13 – February 9, 2018
Exhibition

Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. For more information, contact the Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
January 17 – February 17, 2018
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 Spellman Museum of Forney History.

Spellman Museum of Forney History
200 S. Bois d'Arc
Forny, TX 75126
January 22 – March 3, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is composed of thirty-one photographs from the work of University of Texas at El Paso professor emeritus Dr. Robert H. Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt’s background is in natural resources and physical geography. For the last three decades he has tracked changes in the Chihuahuan Desert. This exhibition presents, in visual form, an interpretation of scientific information about the region of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Covering over 140,000 square miles, the Chihuahuan Desert is considered the largest in North America. This exhibition explores the topography and natural beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and considers the human impact upon it over a period of thirty years. For more information, please contact the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th St
Hunstville, TX 77340
January 23, 2018, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Public lecture

The Lubbock Public Library will host a free, public lecture by Professor Christopher Witmore of Texas Tech University in conjunction with the Humanities Texas exhibition "The Treasures of Tutankhamun." The lecture will focus on archaeology and examine the site where Tutankhamun's father ruled.

Patterson Branch Library
1836 Parkway Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
January 26 – February 3, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition explores the lives of Africans during the first three centuries of the American enterprise, with particular emphasis on how the slave trade created the prosperity of the New World and stamped the evolving society with indelible aspects of African culture. This exhibition features illustrations of paintings, watercolor sketches, details from panoramic panel and mural paintings, engravings, archival documents, color photographs of historic places, and maps and graphs of the origins and destinations of slaves. For more information, please contact the Windsor Village United Methodist Church.

Windsor Village United Methodist Church
6011 West Orem Dr.
Houston, TX 77085

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