Events

September 15–October 13, 2021
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 Kyle Public Library.

Kyle Public Library
550 Scott St.
Kyle, TX 78640
September 20–October 17, 2021
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This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations.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 Medina Community Library.

Medina Community Library
13948 State Hwy 16 N
Medina, TX 78055
September 28–October 22, 2021
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 City by the Sea Museum.

City by the Sea Museum
401 Commerce Street
Palacios, TX 77465
October 1–31, 2021
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 Brazoria County Historical Museum.

Brazoria County Historical Museum
100 East Cedar St.
Angleton, TX 77515
October 4–November 4, 2021
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 Kerr Regional History Center.

Kerr Regional History Center
425 Water St
Kerrville, TX 78028
October 4–31, 2021
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the vitality and breadth of creative writing in Texas from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century. It provides an overview of the literary accomplishments of Texas writers in a series of panels featuring portraits of authors, books, workplaces, narrative settings, and evocative quotations. For more information, please contact theGolemon Library.

Golemon Library at Ranger College
1240 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470
October 4–29, 2021
Exhibition

The availability of books and the spread of literacy profoundly influenced the discovery of the New World. Looking for people, places, and things that were described in books, explorers defined their encounters by referring to names and ideas from popular stories and ancient legends. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition will encourage people to think about the power of stories and the lure of new found lands. This exhibition highlights the ways in which books determined what people looked for in the New World and how they interpreted what they did see. For more information, contact the Southlake Public Library.

Southlake Public Library
1400 Main Street Suite #130
Southlake, TX 76092
October 5–November 30, 2021
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 Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center.

Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center
119 W. French Ave.
Temple, TX 76501
October 9–November 6, 2021
Exhibition

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. For more information, please contact the Kyle Public Library.

Kyle Public Library
550 Scott St.
Kyle, TX 78640
October 15–November 12, 2021
Exhibition

Created to celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts detailing the struggle in Texas. For more information, contact the Jefferson Historical Society & Museum.

Jefferson Historical Society & Museum
223 W Austin St
Jefferson, TX 75657

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