Events

October 1 – 31, 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 Lavaca Historical Museum.

Lavaca Historical Museum
120 N. Texana
Hallettsville, TX 77964
October 1 – 31, 2018
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 Layland Museum.

The Layland Museum
201 N. Caddo St.
Cleburne, TX 76031
October 1 – November 9, 2018
Exhibition

People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit takes us down unfamiliar paths to rest stops, markets, workshops, restaurants, and private homes in locales that most of us may never visit. People’s Lives turns its viewers into world travelers whenever they pause to take in a picture. For more information, please contact the Parr Library.

Parr Library
6200 Windhaven Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
October 1 – 22, 2018
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 the Annie Riggs Memorial Museum.

Annie Riggs Memorial Museum
301 South Main
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
October 16 – November 12, 2018
Exhibition

In the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude and despair in the face of calamity. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition combines the FSA photographs and Ganzel’s interviews to create an eloquent story of human fortitude. For more information, contact the Paradise Museum.

Paradise Museum
328 School House Road
Paradise, TX 76073
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Conference

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Old Red Museum in Dallas is hosting their fourth annual history conference titled "Building Community." The program, made possible in part by a Humanities Texas grant, will include lectures by four renowned scholars on topics relating to Texas, United States, and world history.

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
100 South Houston Street
Dallas, TX 75202
November 1 – 30, 2018
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 the Livingston Municipal Library.

Livingston Municipal Library
707 North Tyler Ave.
Livingston, TX 77351
December 3, 2018 – January 11, 2019
Exhibition

On the morning of June 7, 1998, the body of James Byrd Jr. was discovered in front of an African American church near Jasper, Texas. James Byrd was the victim of a hate crime that shocked and devastated the small East Texas town. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition explores the impact of the murder on the community and emphasizes the vital role local ministers played in keeping the peace in the days and months following Byrd's death. For more information, contact the Davis Library.

Davis Library
7501-B Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75025
December 17, 2018 – January 21, 2019
Exhibition

Through renowned photojournalist James “Spider” Martin's camera and the words of Congressman John Lewis, former head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), March to Freedom follows a determined group of marchers, both black and white, as they tried on three different occasions in March 1965 to take their cause to the steps of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery. March to Freedom is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ Presidential Library, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about this event, please contact the Linda Vista Branch Library.

Linda Vista Branch Library
2160 Ulric Street
San Diego, CA 92111
January 2 – 31, 2019
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 Spellman Museum of Forney History.

Spellman Museum of Forney History
200 S. Bois d'Arc
Forney, TX 75126

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