Events

September 16, 2017
Event

Residents of Angelina County and the surrounding area are invited to participate in the Angelina County History Harvest at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin at 503 N. 2nd St. on Saturday, September 16, 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.

Museum of East Texas
503 N. 2nd Street
Lufkin, TX 75901
June 6–August 26, 2017
Exhibition

Through renowned photojournalist James “Spider” Martin's camera and the words of Congressman John Lewis, former head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), March to Freedom follows a determined group of marchers, both black and white, as they tried on three different occasions in March 1965 to take their cause to the steps of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery. March to Freedom is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ Presidential Library, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about this event, please contact the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501
July–October 2017
Exhibition

The Forth Worth Aviation Museum will collaborate with the Tarrant County Historical Commission, the Texas Historical Commission, the National Archives, and others to produce and display an exhibition showing how North Texas contributed to, and was shaped by, World War I.

Fort Worth Central Library
500 W 3rd Street
Forth Worth, TX 76102
July 1 – September 10, 2017
Exhibition

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 Midland County Library.

Midland County Library – Central Library
301 W. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701
July 14 – September 8, 2017
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 Brazoria County Historical Museum.

Brazoria County Historical Museum
100 East Cedar St.
Angleton, TX 77515
August 4–
October 1, 2017
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 Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
636 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
August 7 – September 15, 2017
Exhibition

Featuring thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers. For more information, contact the Haggard Library.

Haggard Library
2501 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075
August 7 – September 15, 2017
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 McCulloch County Historical Commission.

McCulloch County Courthouse
208 North Church
Brady, TX 76825
August 7–
September 1, 2017
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas.  It tells the story of one hundred years of events in Texas from 1890–1990 using political cartoons and informative text. This exhibition serves as a compilation of the visual commentaries of journalists about the issues and people most important to Texans during the one hundred year period. For more information contact the Vereins Kirche.

Vereins Kirche
112 1/2 West Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
August 14–
September 25, 2017
Exhibition

Melina Mara began photographing the thirteen women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to fourteen in 2003. Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, the exhibition based on her work, was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program. For more information, please contact the Palmer Museum of History and Art.

Palmer Museum of History and Art
723 S. Valley Way
Palmer, AK 99645

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