July–October 2017

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
September 1–December 31, 2017

The Dallas Heritage Village will partner with the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, the Dallas Mexican American Historical League, and Remembering Black Dallas to erect three exhibitions on their historic grounds. These exhibitions will document the unique history and character of the city’s traditionally African American, Hispanic, and Jewish neighborhoods.

Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S. Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75215
September 11–
November 13, 2017

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

110 W. Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201
September 15, 2017–January 6, 2018

The Grace Museum will present two unique art exhibitions and a series of programs featuring two prominent women artists. Mary Vernon: Painting is Drawing and Allison V. Smith Plain View will both be on display from September 15, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Both artists will also participate in free, public discussions at the museum.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street
Abilene, TX 79601
September 16–November 4, 2017

The Brownsville Historical Association will display a traveling exhibition titled Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives. The exhibition brings together images and stories that portray the rich and vibrant culture of the borderlands.

Historic Brownsville Museum: Mary Yturria Education Center
641 E. Madison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
September 18–
November 8, 2017

Created to celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts detailing the struggle in Texas. For more information, contact the Dallas Historical Society.

Dallas Historical Society
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
September 19 – October 27, 2017

State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Grace's photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states—California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. Time and again, regardless of geographical location, Grace's images deftly capture the strange mixture of the traditional, the kitsch, and the off-the-wall that is unique to these annual gatherings, which began as a celebration of rural American life and have evolved into super-sized extravaganzas. State Fair is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. For further information regarding this event, please contact the Johnson City Library.

Johnson City Library
501 Nugent
Johnson City, TX 78636
September 27–
October 29, 2017

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 Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum.

Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum
9220 Poplar Street
Chappell Hill, TX 77426
October 1 – December 31, 2017

The availability of books and the spread of literacy profoundly influenced the discovery of the New World. Looking for people, places, and things that were described in books, explorers defined their encounters by referring to names and ideas from popular stories and ancient legends. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition will encourage people to think about the power of stories and the lure of new found lands. This exhibition highlights the ways in which books determined what people looked for in the New World and how they interpreted what they did see. For more information, contact the Midland County Library.

Midland County Library – Central Library
301 W. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701
October 23–
November 20, 2017

n 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 Vereins Kirche.

Vereins Kirche
112 1/2 West Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624