The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s looks at the early Texas buildings for information about settlers’s visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life.
A pictorial essay on the family and community life of Texas settlers as reflected in old buildings, The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s has been abridged into a compact display well-suited to schools, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Panel topics include:
The Way Things Were is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|Content||6 double-sided panels (37.5” x 25.5”)|
7 support legs (68” tall)
|Space Requirements||90 square feet of floor space (15’ x 6’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:
The Way Things Were press release
A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.
Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.
To book an exhibition or receive a quote, please complete the online rental form.
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