Events

March 1–
April 30, 2019
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 Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
May 7 – June 15, 2019
Exhibition

The annexation of Texas as the twenty-eighth member of the United States of America had a profound impact on world events and the course of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition narrates the story of Texas as a Mexican colony and Republic, its campaign to join the United States, the vote for annexation, and the consequences of that vote. For more information, please contact the Greg County Historical Museum.

Gregg County Historical Museum
214 North Fredonia Street
Longview, TX 75601
June 1 – July 6, 2019
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 Grace Museum.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street
Abilene, TX 79601
June 24 – July 31, 2019
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 River Vallery Pioneer Museum.

River Valley Pioneer Museum
118 North 2nd St.
Canadian, TX 79014
August 19 – September 30, 2019
Exhibition

State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Grace's photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states—California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. Time and again, regardless of geographical location, Grace's images deftly capture the strange mixture of the traditional, the kitsch, and the off-the-wall that is unique to these annual gatherings, which began as a celebration of rural American life and have evolved into super-sized extravaganzas. State Fair is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. For further information regarding this event, please contact the Courthouse-on-the-Square.

Courthouse-on-the-Square
110 W. Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201
November 1, 2019–
January 10, 2020
Exhibition

Curated by a native of Sudan, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses color photographs, descriptive texts, and artifacts to provide a vivid introduction to the town and people of a Nubian village on the banks of the Nile. For more information, contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513

Pages