Events

March 1–August 14, 2015
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 XIT Museum.

XIT Museum
108 E. 5th Street
Dalhart, TX 79022
May 15–July 25, 2015
Exhibition

William Shakespeare is the quintessential subject for a humanities program. Born into a culture formed by the great humanists of the Renaissance, he peopled the stage with characters that embody both the glory and riddle of being human. Shakespeare draws primarily from print resources of the Harry Ransom Center and production photographs of the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please contact the Longview Public Library.

Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton Street
Longview, TX 75601
June 1–August 24, 2015
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 Daingerfield State Park.

Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638
June 1–July 31, 2015
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 Midland County Library.

Midland County Library
301 W. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701
June 4–July 9, 2015
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities. Besides serving his country as a skillful diplomat and negotiator, Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain us more than three hundred years after his birth. Franklin was dedicated to making the world a better place and himself a better person.  His is the quintessential American success story. For more information, please contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76584
June 19–August 15, 2015
Exhibition

R. C. Hickman was a Dallas photographer whose thousands of images produced from 1949 to 1961 document aspects of life in an African American community in Texas. His photographs depict a community largely invisible to white Americans—thoroughly a part of mainstream America by virtue of accomplishment and lifestyle but excluded from it because of race. This 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 Dallas Historical Society at 214.421.4500.

Hall of State
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
September 10–
October 17, 2015
Exhibition

The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope—and anxiety—for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States. Border Studies features images by eight gifted photographers and maps showing historical relocations of the border, highlighting the vitality of places, people, and patterns of culture along the Texas-Mexico border. For more information, contact the The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture.

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture
100 S. Houston Street
Dallas, TX 75202
July 1–July 28, 2015
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 Muskogee War Memorial Park.

Muskogee War Memorial Park
3500 Batfish Rd.
Muskogee, OK 74401
July 15–September 2, 2015
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 Silver City Museum.

Silver City Museum
312 West Broadway
Silver City, NM 88061
July 27– September 4, 2015
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities. Besides serving his country as a skillful diplomat and negotiator, Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain us more than three hundred years after his birth. Franklin was dedicated to making the world a better place and himself a better person.  His is the quintessential American success story. For more information, please contact the Burlington County Library.

Burlington County Library
5 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ 08060

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