Events

August 4, 2018
Event

Residents of Wichita Falls and the surrounding area are encouraged to participate in the upcoming History Harvest and Texas Film Round-Up at the Wichita Falls Public Library at 600 11th Street on Saturday, August 4, 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 on site 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.

Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
June 4–
August 31, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities. Besides serving his country as a skillful diplomat and negotiator, Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain us more than three hundred years after his birth. Franklin was dedicated to making the world a better place and himself a better person.  His is the quintessential American success story. For more information, please contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
201 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
June 4–
August 31, 2018
Exhibition

Adopted on December 15, 1791, as the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights is the very basis of American ideals and guarantees the rights and privileges of all citizens. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the famous document itself and other important amendments to the Constitution that changed the course of American history. For more information, please contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
June 4–
August 31, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government and features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. For more information contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
June 7 – August 30, 2018
Exhibition

This exhibition presents photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee and draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977. The exhibition was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program. For more information contact the University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

UTEP Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902
June 20–
July 31, 2018
Exhibition

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

Bosque Museum
301 South Avenue Q
Clifton, TX 76634
June 26 – July 31, 2018
Exhibition

Photographer Rick Williams has captured images of workers and work places in three diverse industries that constitute the three pillars of the Texas economy: ranching, oil, and technology. Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams features forty finely detailed photographs that evoke a powerful sense of what it must feel like to engage in the work depicted, as well as the unique character each industry brings to the Texas landscape. For more information, contact the River Valley Pioneer Museum.

River Valley Pioneer Museum
118 North 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
June 29–
August 8, 2018
Exhibition

In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations in Central Texas, imparting a distinctive character to these communities. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. For more information, please contact the Heritage House Museum.

Heritage House Museum
901 Old Austin Hutto Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660
July 1 – 31, 2018
Exhibition

Drawn from files of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service archives at Texas A&M University, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women, helpful programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Extension Service, and the changes that swept across rural Texas in the Great Depression and World War II. For more information, contact the Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts.

Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts
425 Granbury Street
Cleburne, TX 76033
July 2 – 28, 2018
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 Livingston Library.

Livingston Municipal Library
707 North Tyler Avenue
Livingston, TX 77351

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