December 12, 2015,
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Humanities Texas will host its seventh annual Holiday Book Fair at the historic Byrne-Reed House on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A number of noteworthy authors, including H. W. Brands, Ray Benson, Jan Jarboe Russell, Katherine Howe, Brandon Caro, Don Tate, Karen Olsson, Kirk Lynn, Sarah Cortez, Louisa Hall, Steven Moss, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Michael Barnes, Jacqueline Kelly, Chris Barton, David Gaines, Elizabeth Harris, Andrew J. Torget, Dave Oliphant, Javier Auyero, Chuck Bailey, Nikki Loftin, and Light Townsend Cummins, will visit with the public and sign copies of their latest books, which Humanities Texas will offer for purchase at a discounted price. Available titles include works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with selections for both adult and youth readers. Proceeds will benefit Texas libraries.

Byrne-Reed House
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
September 3–
December 31, 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 Austin–Bergstrom International Airport.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd.
Austin, TX 78719
October 1–
December 28, 2015

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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
449 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
October 1–
November 30, 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 Wolf Creek Heritage Museum.

Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
13310 Hwy 305
Lipscomb, TX 79056
November 1–
December 1, 2015

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. For more information, please contact the Wichita Falls Public Library.

Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
November 5–December 3, 2015

Tutankhamun is the most familiar and most popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter found his tomb in 1922, the whole world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view and learn. This exhibition, based on the major traveling display, has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamun as it was told through Carter’s discovery and the original traveling exhibition. For more information, please contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
November 8–
December 8, 2015

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 Chestnut Square Historical Village.

Chestnut Square Historical Village
315 S. Chestnut Street
McKinney, TX 75069
November 9, 2015–March 20, 2016

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 Dallas Historical Society at 214.421.4500.

Hall of State
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
December 7, 2015–
January 18, 2016

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 W. K. Gordon Center.

December 15, 2015–
March 13, 2016

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 Aurora History Museum.

Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012