Events

October 19 – December 17, 2016
Exhibition

A traveling exhibition created by the Museum of the Gulf Coast and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. The exhibition features sixty-seven color and black-and-white photographs that convey the collective “impression” recent hurricanes made on the Gulf Coast region from Galveston, Texas, to Cameron Parish, Louisiana. For more information contact the John E. Conner Museum.

John E. Conner Museum, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
700 University Blvd.
Kingsville, TX 78363
November 9 – December 21, 2016
Exhibition

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
Muskogee War Memorial Park.

Muskogee War Memorial Park
3500 Batfish Rd.
Muskogee, OK 74403
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
Exhibition Gallery
Exhibition

The Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows gallery at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth features the iconic Annie Oakley and other women who performed in Wild West shows from the 1880s to early twentieth century. The exhibition showcases artifacts such as Oakley’s wedding ring, handwritten letters, and one of the shotguns she used while traveling with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, all on display for the first time. Additionally, visitors can interact with a hologram of Annie Oakley, developed specifically for this exhibit, which tells Oakley’s story in her own words.

Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum
1720 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
December 5, 2016 – January 13, 2017
Exhibition

Based on an exhibition organized by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Theodore Roosevelt offers fascinating glimpses into turn-of-the-twentieth century America and the dynamic man at the helm. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition focuses on the ebullient personality and character of our twenty-sixth President, as reflected through his many different kinds of writing. It features color and sepia-toned photographs with concise texts. For more information, contact the Burlington County Library.

Burlington County Library
5 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ 08060
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

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