An innovative program in Gonzales will bring together teachers, museum staff and volunteers, scholars, and history enthusiasts to explore new approaches to Texas history. The Gonzales Memorial Museum will host "Texas: The Big Picture Symposium" on January 15, 2011. The public is welcome to attend.
Dr. Jesús F. de la Teja, professor of history at Texas State University and 2011 Humanities Texas board member, will lead the day-long symposium tracing Texas history from the area’s earliest human habitation to the present. The symposium presentations will be organized according to the historical periods outlined in the state’s newly revised curriculum standards, which will be instituted in the 2011–2012 academic year.
The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the historic Randle-Rather Building’s third-floor community conference center. For more information, contact Glenda Gordon at 512.924.5850.