Events

January 20–October 27, 2024
Exhibition

From January 20–October 24, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum will present the exhibition Railroads and American Sports. This exhibition covers many parts of the United States, but Texas receives particular attention through the stories of multi-sport athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias, boxer Jack Johnson, and Houston’s early 20th century No-Tsu-Oh festival. For more information, contact the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Avenue F
Rosenberg, TX 77471
February 22–July 14, 2024
Exhibition

Asia Society Texas will present the exhibition Xu Bing: Word Alchemy through July 14. Xu Bing: Word Alchemy assembles more than 50 of Xu Bing’s most important woodcut prints, videos, drawings, installations, and other ephemera representing almost 50 years of the artist’s creative output. For more information, contact Asia Society Texas.

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
April–June 2024
Event

Throughout April, May, and June, the Bastrop County African American Cultural Center will hold their program Piecing Together African American History in Bastrop County. For more information, contact the Bastrop County African American Cultural Center.

May 1–June 30, 2024
Event

From May 1–June 30, Eula Hunt Beck Florence Public Library will hold their summer reading program. For more information, contact Eula Hunt Beck Florence Public Library.

Eula Hunt Beck Florence Public Library
207 E Main St
Florence, TX 76527
May 16–August 29, 2024
Exhibition

Sam Houston remains a larger-than-life figure in Texas and American history with a career that spanned the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, annexation and early statehood, and the state's secession from the Union in 1861. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition traces the life and career of Houston from his boyhood in Virginia and Tennessee through his retirement and eventual passing in Huntsville, Texas. For more information, contact the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1836 Sam Houston Ave
Huntsville, TX 77340
May 20–July 8, 2024
Exhibition

Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the Lonesome Dove exhibition presents classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history. For more information, contact River Valley Pioneer Museum.

River Valley Pioneer Museum
118 N 2nd St
Canadian, TX 79014
May 28–June 22, 2024
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 Texas City Museum.

Texas City Museum
409 6th St N
Texas City, TX 77590
June 1–August 31, 2024
Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a 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 Galveston Railroad Museum.

Galveston Railroad Museum
2602 Santa Fe Pl
Galveston, TX 77550
June 9–July 28, 2024
Exhibition

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved Black Americans they had been freed under the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. this day came to be known as Juneteenth and is celebrated throughout the country as the day that marks freedom for all Black Americans. This exhibition explores the context and lasting effects of that announcement from 1865 to the present day, and the journey towards "absolute equality". For more information contact the Nia Cultural Center

Nia Cultural Center
2217 The Strand
Galveston, TX 77550
June 10–July 22, 2024
Exhibition

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 Falls on the Colorado Museum.

The Falls on the Colorado Museum
2001 Broadway
Marble Falls, TX 78654

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