Events

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This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations.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
February 3-
May 26, 2018
Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a new Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presented in collaboration with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, explores the Port of Galveston's role in the story of 19th and 20th century immigration to the United States and considers universal themes of immigration including leaving home, encountering danger, confronting discrimination, and navigating bureaucracy. For more information, contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
201 N. Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
March 1–
May 1, 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 Tarrant County College.

Tarrant County College
828 W Harwood Rd
Hurst, TX 76054
March 18—April 30, 2018
Exhibition

In the spring of 2018, Congregation Havurah Shalom will host the exhibition Whoever Saves a Single Life...Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust as well as a lecture by Stanlee Stahl, the executive vice president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. Both the exhibition and Stahl’s talk will focus on stories of rescuers who helped Jews escape the Holocaust.

Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
March 20 – May 20, 2018
Exhibition

This exhibition presents photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee and draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977. The exhibition was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program. For more information contact the Texas State Capitol.

Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
March 24 – May 4, 2018
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 Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
April 1 – June 30, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses paintings, lithographs, sketches, letters, diaries, sheet music, print documents, and artifacts from museums and libraries in both the United States and Mexico to narrate the story of the often overlooked U.S.-Mexican War. For more information, contact the USS Kidd Veterans Museum.

USS Kidd Veterans Museum
305 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
April 2 – 30, 2018
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 St. Joseph County Public Library.

St. Joseph County Public Library
304 S. Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601

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