Events

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
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
June 13–July 22, 2016
Exhibition

Based on an exhibition organized by the Amon Carter Museum and The University of Texas at Arlington Library, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition spans the mapmaking enterprise, beginning with the earliest known map to show the Texas edge of the Gulf (1512) and ending with an 1873 map of Texas showing the right of way granted to railroads. For more information, please contact the Rice County Historical Society at 620.257.3941.

Coronado Quivira Museum
105 West Lyons
Lyons, KS 67554
June 28–
July 26, 2016
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government and features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. For more information contact the Spellman Museum of Forney History.

Spellman Museum of Forney History
200 S. Bois d'Arc
Forney, TX 75126
July 7 – August 27, 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 Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum
249 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
July 6, 2016–
August 27, 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 Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum
249 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
August 8–
September 10, 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 Eastland County Museum.

Eastland County Museum
114 S. Seaman St.
Eastland, TX 76448
August 15 – September 9, 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 Texarkana Museums System.

Texarkana Museums System
219 N. State Line Ave
Texarkana, TX 75501
August 22–October 14, 2016
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government and features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. 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
September 5 – 30, 2016
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition addresses the difficult topic of censorship. Censorship has been practiced for nearly as long as there have been materials to censor. The Bonfire of Liberties gives an overview of censorship in its various guises over time. Furthermore, it examines the struggle between those who want to censor difficult, controversial, and revolutionary material from sensitive viewers and those who want to protect the freedoms of all people to read, view, and think for themselves. Viewers may be surprised to learn just how many of their favorite books and plays have been censored at some point in history. For more information, contact the Marion County Public Library.

Marion County Public LIbrary
321 Monroe Street
Fairmont, WV 26554

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