March 1–August 14, 2015

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 XIT Museum.

XIT Museum
108 E. 5th Street
Dalhart, TX 79022
March 2–May 31, 2015

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 Battleship Texas State Historic Site.

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571
March 7–
May 24, 2015

Photographer Susan Gaetz Duarte spent more than a year documenting the Beachy Amish Mennonite community of Lott, Texas, for her master’s thesis at The University of Texas at Austin. Though there have been other Mennonite settlements in Texas in the twentieth century, the Lott community has proven themselves with their longstanding, unceasing presence as well as their continued growth. They have endured because of their tenacity, community strength, and ability to adapt. This exhibition is by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, please contact The Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site.

March 16–May 9, 2015

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 Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center at 308.432.6710.

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
March 27–May 23, 3015

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 History Center for Aransas County.

History Center for Aransas County
801 E. Cedar St.
Rockport, TX 78382
March 30–May 9, 2015

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 Del Rio Council for the Arts Gallery at 830.775.0888.

Del Rio Council for the Arts Gallery
120 E. Garfield St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
April 1–May 20, 2015

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 Pioneer Museum.

Pioneer Museum
312 W. San Antonio
Fredricksburg, TX 78624
April 1–April 29, 2015

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 the Palo Alto College Library.

Palo Alto College Library
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224
April 15–May 15, 2015

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 Tye Preston Memorial Library at 830.964.3744.

Tye Preston Memorial Library
16311 S. Access Rd.
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
April 17–June 4, 2015

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 Brazoria County Historical Museum.

Brazoria County Historical Museum
100 East Cedar St.
Angleton, TX 77515