Events

March 25–
June 25, 2022
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 the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum.

Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum
315 W Ave B
Temple, TX 76501
April 19–
July 9, 2022
Exhibition

William Shakespeare is the quintessential subject for a humanities program. Born into a culture formed by the great humanists of the Renaissance, he peopled the stage with characters that embody both the glory and riddle of being human. Shakespeare draws primarily from print resources of the Harry Ransom Center and production photographs of the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please contact the Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum
249 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
May 01–June 01, 2022
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 Brown County Museum of History.

Brown County Museum of History
209 N. Broadway
Brownwood, TX 76801
May 2 – 30, 2022
Exhibition

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 Museum of Southern History.

The Museum of Southern History
7502 Fondren Rd.
Houston, TX 77074
May 2–30, 2022
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 Chappell Hill Historical Society.

Chappell Hill Historical Society
9220 Poplar Street
Chappell Hill, TX 77426
May 3—31, 2022
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. For more information, contact the Interurban Railway Museum.

The Interurban Railway Museum
901 East 15th Street
Plano, TX 75074
May 16—
June 13, 2022
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 Museum of North Texas History.

Museum of North Texas History
720 Indiana Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
May 16—June 2, 2022
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. For more information, contact the Wallace Theater.

Wallace Theater
823 Houston Street
Levelland, TX 79336
June 1–July 13, 2022
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features six poster panels, each examining a single U.S. president's aspirations and illustrating the programs and initiatives that advanced his vision. A corresponding online resource center contains a rich set of teaching materials to supplement the use of the poster series. For more information, contact the McAllen Heritage Museum.

McAllen Heritage Center
301 S. Main St
McAllen, TX 78501
June 7–
July 19, 2022
Exhibition

Based on the Texas Monthly October 2017 cover story, “Voices from the Storm,” this exhibition features the stories of sixteen individuals who survived, witnessed, and assisted others during the five days of rain brought on by Hurricane Harvey. Using story panels, audio, exclusive photographs, and content from more than a dozen Texas Monthly staff members who covered the hurricane, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm gives viewers insight into what it was like for Texans affected by the storm. For more information, please contact the Heritage Museum of Big Spring.

Heritage Museum of Big Spring
510 Scurry Street
Big Spring, TX 79720

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