Events

January 12 – June 25, 2016
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 Museum of the Albemarle.

Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
January 28–
June 1, 2016
Exhibition

In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations in Central Texas, imparting a distinctive character to these communities. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. For more information, please contact the Bastrop County Historical Society Museum and Visitors Center.

March 26–
August 14,2016
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 Dallas Historical Society at 214.421.4500.

Hall of State
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
April 8 – June 18, 2016
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 History Center for Aransas County.

History Center for Aransas County
801 E. Cedar St.
Rockport, TX 78382
April 18 – May 30, 2016
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 Laurel County Public Library.

Laurel County Public Library
120 College Park Drive
London, KY 40741
May 1–
May 31, 2016
Exhibition

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. For more information, please contact the Rice County Historical Society at 620.257.3941.

Rice County Historical Society
105 West Lyons
Lyons, KS 67554
May 1–31, 2016
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 Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
May 5–July 16, 2016
Exhibition

Featuring thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers. For more information, contact the Lexington Public Library.

Lexington Public Library
140 E Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
May 5 – June 11, 2016
Exhibition

On the morning of August 24, AD 79, the volcano Vesuvius woke in fury and rained destruction upon a region along the Bay of Naples. Whole peoples and cities vanished in the disaster.  Thanks to the diligence of dedicated archaeologists, we now can experience the sense of life that pulsed through Pompeii before that day. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition recreates the layout of the city and the typical activities of inhabitants as they went about their daily lives and planned for the future. The impact of discovering its buildings, its people, and its culture is unforgettable. For more information, contact Eastland County Museum.

Eastland County Museum
114 S. Seaman St.
Eastland, TX 76448
May 9–
July 22, 2016
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, please contact the Denton County Office of History and Culture.

Courthouse–on–the–Square
110 W. Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201

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