Events

November 11, 2016–January 22, 2017
Exhibition

In 1598, Juan de Oñate led the last great expedition from Mexico to establish a kingdom north of the Río Grande. Although de Oñate’s attempt to create a new Mexico failed, his expedition led directly to the establishment of roads, cities, and industries that are woven into the texture of the American Southwest. Capturing scenes and sights along the Camino Real from its starting point in Central Mexico to its destination near Taos, New Mexico, Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate includes forty photographs of the Oñate Trail as we see it today, an outline map of the road, and overview text. Camino al Norte is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information contact the Dallas Historical Society at 214.421.4500.

Hall of State
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
January 2 –25, 2017
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 Llano County Historical Museum.

Llano County Historical Museum
310 Besemer
Llano, TX 78643
January 2 – February 17, 2017
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 Vereins Kirche.

Vereins Kirche
112 1/2 West Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
January 2–March 31, 2017
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 Inman E. Page Library.

Inman E. Page Library
712 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
January 6–February 2, 2017
Exhibition

Drawn from files of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service archives at Texas A&M University, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women, helpful programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Extension Service, and the changes that swept across rural Texas in the Great Depression and World War II. For more information, contact the Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens.

Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens
304 North St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
January 14 – February 4, 2017
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at early Texas buildings for information about settlers' visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life. For more information, contact the Heritage Museum of Big Spring

Heritage Museum of Big Spring
510 Scurry Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
January 16 – February 28, 2017
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 Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340
January 20 – March 12, 2017
Exhibition

Photographer Rick Williams has captured images of workers and work places in three diverse industries that constitute the three pillars of the Texas economy: ranching, oil, and technology. Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams features forty finely detailed photographs that evoke a powerful sense of what it must feel like to engage in the work depicted, as well as the unique character each industry brings to the Texas landscape. For more information, contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
636 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
February 1 – March 1, 2017
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 Laurel County Public Library.

Laurel County Public Library
120 College Park Drive
London, KY 40741
February 1–February 28, 2017
Exhibition

In the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude and despair in the face of calamity. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition combines the FSA photographs and Ganzel’s interviews to create an eloquent story of human fortitude. For more information contact the Murrell Library.

Murrell Library
500 East College St.
Marshall, MO 65340

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