Events

August 28, 2024
Panel discussion

On August 28, Austin Public Library will host ASF Presents: Story Session, Vol 2: Featuring Roger Reeves and Namwali Serpell. For more information, contact Austin Public Library.

Austin Central Library
710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
August 31–September 1, 2024
Event

From August 31–September 1, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) will host members of the Jumano Nation of Texas as part of the annual Marfa Lights Festival. For more information, contact the Big Bend Conservation Alliance.

Marfa Visitor Center
302 S. Highland Ave
Marfa, TX 79843
September 2-October 26, 2024
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 Old Post Office Museum & Arts Center.

Old Post Office Museum & Art Center
510 Third Street
Graham, TX 76450
September 6, 2024, 6:30 p.m.
Film screening

At 6:30 p.m. on September 6, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum will continue their family- and community-oriented film series with the film On These Grounds. The screening will be followed by a scholarly panel discussion. For more information, contact the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum.

Carver Community Cultural Center
226 North Hackberry Street
San Antonio, TX 78202
September 9 - October 18, 2024
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 Gaines County Museum.

Gaines County Museum
700 Hobbs Highway
Seminole, TX 79360
September 12, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Event

At 7:00 p.m., the North Texas Archeological Society (NTAS) will hold their monthly meeting. In these monthly meetings, attendees discuss NTAS Announcements, which include upcoming volunteer opportunities, upcoming NTAS events, and upcoming Texas Archeology Society (TAS) events. For more information contact the North Texas Archeological Society.

University of North Texas Health Science Center
1055 Montgomery St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
September 11–October 23, 2024
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 Brazosport College.

Brazosport College
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
September 13-November 8, 2024
Exhibition

In the last decade, archeologists have made a number of fascinating new discoveries about the way Paleoindians lived and even how they arrived in the land we now call Texas. These first peoples passed on knowledge and traditions through the generations, eventually giving rise to many culturally distinct Tribes and Indigenous American communities. Some Indigenous Americans traditional stories say that their ancestors were always here. Archeologists, who study objects and evidence left behind from early cultures, believe people have lived here for at least 16,000 years. Both ways of understanding the past are important to the study of Paleoindian history. A Time Before Texas considers both current science and cultural tradition to explore what life was like for the first people to call early Texas home. A Time Before Texas is created by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and ciruculated in partnership with Humanities Texas. For more information contact the Layland Museum of History.

Layland Museum of History
201 N Caddo
Cleburne, TX 76031
September 13-October 15, 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 Palo Alto College.

Palo Alto College
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224
September 13-October 25, 2024
Exhibition

Sam Houston remains a larger-than-life figure in Texas and American history with a career that spanned the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, annexation and early statehood, and the state's secession from the Union in 1861. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition traces the life and career of Houston from his boyhood in Virginia and Tennessee through his retirement and eventual passing in Huntsville, Texas. For more information, contact the Vanishing Texana Museum.

Vanishing Texana Museum
302 South Bolton
Jacksonville, TX 75766

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