Events

September 27, 2014, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Event

Residents of Brownsville and the surrounding area are invited to participate in a Brownsville History Harvest at the Brownsville Public Library Main Branch at 2600 Central Boulevard on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Families may bring historic photos, letters, diaries, and other documents. Staff and volunteers from the sponsoring organizations will scan paper items onsite and immediately return the owner’s original materials, along with a free digital copy. Attendees can also bring Texas-related films and videos to be digitized by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The History Harvest will create a community collection from the area's families to document their local, regional, and national heritage.

Brownsville Public Library Main Branch
2600 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
June 21, 2014–September 12, 2014
Exhibition

Wilderness and Wildflowers: The Legacy of Lady Bird Johnson was created to honor the former first lady and wife of the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, during the centennial year celebrating her birth in 1912. Featuring photographs, video, and excerpts from her speeches and writings, this exhibition shows us a strong, highly intelligent, and committed woman who cloaked her enterprising spirit in civility and a warm, gracious manner. For more information, contact the Midland County Library at 432.688.4320.

Midland County Library - Downtown Branch
301 W. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701
July 19–September 21, 2014
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, contact the Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.472.0959.

Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
July 25–September 5, 2014
Exhibition

People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit takes us down unfamiliar paths to rest stops, markets, workshops, restaurants, and private homes in locales that most of us may never visit. People’s Lives turns its viewers into world travelers whenever they pause to take in a picture. For more information, please contact the Fort Worth Library at 817.392.7703.

Fort Worth Library
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
August 7–November 18, 2014
Exhibition

Miguel Covarrubias (1904–1957) was one of the foremost Mexican artists of the twentieth century. A quintessential humanist, he made important contributions in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, theater, and dance. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition focuses on the sophisticated caricatures that made Covarrubias famous. His caricatures provide a unique window into the cultural and political milieu of the 1920s and 1930s. For more information contact the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 512.530.7541.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd.
Austin, TX 78719
August 11–September 11, 2014
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 Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
September 1–30, 2014
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 Denton Public Library—North Branch at 940.349.8200.

Denton Public Library—North Branch
3020 North Locust Street
Denton, TX 76209
September 1–September 30, 2014
Exhibition

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 Patrick Heath Public Library at 210.421.6132.

Patrick Heath Public Library
451 N. Main St.
Boerne, TX 78006
September 1–September 30, 2014
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 San Antonio Public Library - Bazan Branch at 210.207.9160.

San Antonio Public Library—Bazan Branch
2200 W. Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78207
September 1–October 10, 2014
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 John E. Conner Museum at 361.593.2810.

John E. Conner Museum
700 University Blvd.
Kingsville, TX 78363

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