Events

September 21, 2024, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Public lecture

From 5:00–7:00 p.m. on September 21, San Jacinto Museum will hold the lecture "The Texas Navy and San Jacinto" with Andy Hall as part of their History Under the Star lecture series. For more information, contact San Jacinto Museum.

San Jacinto Museum
1 Monument Cir
La Porte, TX 77571
September 26–October 25, 2024
Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a 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 Houston Scottish Rite.

Houston Scottish Rite
2401 West Bellfort Ave
Houston, TX 77054
September 30-November 4, 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 Pflugerville Public Library.

Heritage House Museum
901 Old Austin Hutto Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660
October 14-November 18, 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 Midland County Public Library.

Midland County Public Library
301 W Missouri Ave
Midland, TX 79701
October 28-November 23, 2024
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 Falls on the Colorado Museum.

Falls on the Colorado Museum
2001 Broadway
Marble Falls, TX 78654
November 7–December 6, 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 the Haskell County Historical Commission.

Haskell County Historical Society
300 N Avenue E
Haskell, TX 79521
November 7-December6, 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 Jasper County Historical Museum.

Jasper County Historical Museum
700 East Milam
Jasper, TX 75951
December 1, 2024-January 31, 2025
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 Historic Upshur Museum.

Historic Upshur Museum
119 Simpson Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
January 17-March 15, 2025
Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a 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 Texas Maritime Museum

Texas Maritime Museum
1202 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX 78382
February 1-March 31, 2025
Exhibition

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved Black Americans they had been freed under the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. this day came to be known as Juneteenth and is celebrated throughout the country as the day that marks freedom for all Black Americans. This exhibition explores the context and lasting effects of that announcement from 1865 to the present day, and the journey towards "absolute equality". For more information contact the Historic Upshur Museum.

Historic Upshur Museum
119 Simpson Street
Gilmer, TX 75644

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