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
March 30–
May 22, 2024
Exhibition

Melina Mara began photographing the thirteen women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to fourteen in 2003. Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, the exhibition based on her work, was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program. For more information, please contact Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501
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.

Thursdays, April 4–April 25, 2024
Storytelling

On Thursdays, April 4–April 25, Humanities Texas will hold Texas Storytime at El Progreso Memorial Library. For more information, contact institutes@humanitiestexas.org.

El Progreso Memorial Library
301 W Main St
Uvalde, TX 78801
April 11–12, 2024
Symposium

From April 11–12, the Victoria Bicentennial History Symposium will take place at the University of Houston-Victoria. For more information contact University of Houston-Victoria.

University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901
April 13, 2024
Festival

On April 13, Texas Monthly will have a tent at the 12th Annual San Antonio Book Festival. For more information contact Texas Monthly.

San Antonio Public Library
600 Soledad St
San Antonio, TX 78205
April 15–May 30, 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 Salado Museum and College Park.

Salado Museum and College Park
423 S Main St
Salado, TX 76571
April 16, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Film screening

At 7:00 p.m. on April 16, Humanities Texas will hold a screening of the award-winning documentary film Seadrift. Following the screening, the film's director, Tim Tsai, will respond to questions from the audience. For more information, visit the Seadrift film screenings webpage.

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
April 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Film screening

At 12:00 p.m. on April 17, Humanities Texas will hold a screening of the award-winning documentary film Seadrift. Following the screening, the film's director, Tim Tsai, will respond to questions from the audience. For more information, visit the Seadrift film screenings webpage.

Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Ave
Galveston, TX 77550
April 17, 5:30–7:00 p.m. CT
Workshop

From 5:30–7:00 p.m. CT, join leaders of the "Learning from Legacies of Phillis Wheatley Peters" project on Zoom for an interactive website tour and discussion of ways to use project resources. After virtually visiting several website pathways with digital editor Sanjana Chowdhury, attendees will hear about new learning materials prepared by educator-writers affiliated with the National Writing Project. Following these brief presentations, attendees will brainstorm ideas for engaging with the website and Wheatley Peters’s legacies in the future. For more information, contact the Wheatley Peters Project.

Texas Christian University
2913 W Lowden St
Fort Worth, TX 76129

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