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09.08.2020

The Big Bend Sentinel reports that Marathon Public Library will launch new and modified virtual programs as well as expand internet-connected resources and services for community members with a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas.

09.08.2020

School Library Journal reports that Humanities Texas hosted a virtual version of the Texas Storytime family reading program in summer 2020.

09.08.2020

The Odessa American reports that the Museum of the Big Bend will use a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas to continue their mission of serving and educating the public on the Big Bend region of Texas and Mexico.

09.02.2020

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune reports that Tarleton State University’s W. K. Gordon Center for the Industrial History of Texas will continue to offer educational programs to local schools with the help of a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas.

08.31.2020

News Channel 6 Now reports that the Nocona Tales & Trails Museum completed a new exhibition while closed earlier this year and offset lost revenue with a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas.

08.27.2020

The Victoria Advocate reports that the Children’s Discovery Museum used a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas to support the well-being of the museum.

08.24.2020

The Marshall News Messenger reports that the Harrison County Historical Museum will honor Harrison County's oldest living World War II veteran with a drive-by salute made possible by a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas.

08.17.2020

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune reports that seven Amarillo area cultural and educational nonprofit organizations received Humanities Texas Relief Grants.

08.17.2020

Myhighplains.com reports that the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon used a Relief Grant from Humanities Texas to bring its exhibitions to people at home with online programming.

08.17.2020

The Kilgore News Herald reports that the East Texas Oil Museum will use funds from a Humanities Texas Relief Grant to maintain the museum's programs during the pandemic.

08.17.2020

Blue Ribbon News reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition The Blessings of Liberty: The U.S. Constitution will be on display at the Bailey House in Rockwall from September 1–30.

08.10.2020

The San Angelo Standard-Times reports that the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art in San Angelo and the Z. I. Hale Museum in Winters received Humanities Texas Relief Grants.

08.07.2020

The Galveston County Daily News reported that several Galveston-area cultural and educational organizations received Relief Grants from Humanities Texas.

08.03.2020

The Port Aransas South Jetty reports that Humanities Texas Relief Grant recipient Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association will use funds to install high speed internet at the Port Aransas Museum.

08.03.2020

AGN Media reports that twelve organizations from the Texas Panhandle including the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, High Plains Public Radio, the Amarillo Museum of Art, and Center City of Amarillo recieved Relief Grants from Humanities Texas.

07.27.2020

AGN Media reports that seven cultural and educational nonprofit organizations in the Amarillo area affected by COVID-19 received Relief Grants from Humanities Texas.

07.24.2020

The El Paso Herald-Post reports that seven cultural and educational nonprofit organizations in the El Paso area affected by COVID-19 received Relief Grants from Humanities Texas.

07.10.2020

Hello Woodlands reports that The Woodlands Children's Museum will create online resources with funding from a Humanities Texas Relief Grant.

07.08.2020

Sightlines magazine reports that Humanities Texas has awarded $1.1 million in Relief Grants to Texas cultural and nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19.

07.07.2020

The Valley Morning Star reports that South Texas ISD Academy for Medical Professions educator Elizabeth Carr received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

06.12.2020

Newsbreak reports that Richland Springs High School teacher Patsy Hall received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

06.12.2020

The El Paso Herald-Post reports that Eastwood Knolls International School teacher Albert Peinado received the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award from Humanities Texas.

06.12.2020

News 4 San Antonio reports that Glenn Elementary School teacher Martha Heidari received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

06.12.2020

KVIA reports that Eastwood Knolls International School educator Albert Peinado received the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award from Humanities Texas.

06.03.2020

San Saba News and Star reports that Richland Springs High School teacher Patsy Hall received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

06.01.2020

San Angelo Standard-Times reports that Richland Springs High School teacher Patsy Hall received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

05.04.2020

The Lufkin Daily News reports that Humanities Texas is offering Relief Grants for cultural and educational institutions adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

05.01.2020

CBS7 reports that Humanities Texas is now offering Relief Grants for cultural and educational institutions adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

02.25.2020

Everything Lubbock reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood will be on display at the Mahon Library from March 1-28.

02.18.2020

KXII reports that Sherman celebrated its first Black History Month Festival at which the Mississippi Freedom Riders were invited to talk to the community about their experiences. This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

02.12.2020

The Gilmer Mirror reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Russell Lee Photographs will be on display at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore from February 22 through April 4.

02.12.2020

The Kilgore News Herald reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Russell Lee Photographs will be on display at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore from February 22 through April 4.

02.05.2020

KTAB reports that The Grace Museum in Abilene will be hosting the lecture "Sarah Ball: An Unlikely Likeness" presented by Judy Tedford Deaton on February 6 as part of the "Let's Face It" speaker series. This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas. 

01.31.2020

The Victoria Advocate reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Black Art—Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art will be on display at City by the Sea Museum from Feburary 4–28.

01.31.2020

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas is currently on display at Tarleton State University's W. K. Gordon Center through Feburary 23.

01.09.2020

Longview News-Journal reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibiton The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s is currently on display at the Longview Public Library through February 9.

12.20.2019

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the Fulton Mansion Museum in Rockport is now open for tours following almost two and a half years of renovations after Hurricane Harvey. The renovations were made possible in part by a hurricane recovery grant from Humanities Texas.

12.05.2019

The Austin Chronicle reports that Humanities Texas will host its 11th annual Holiday Book Fair on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Byrne-Reed House. 

11.27.2019

The Odessa American reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is currently on display at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland through January 2020.

11.27.2019

The El Campo Leader-News reports that the fifth annual Festival of Texas Fiddling, cosponsored by Texas Folklife, will take place December 6 and 7 at the Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco. This event is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

11.19.2019

North East Independent School District reports that LEE High School educator Gretchen Wickes received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

11.07.2019

Focus Daily News reports that the Museum of International Cultures in Duncanville will host a series of special programs honoring veterans from November 12–15. These programs are made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

11.01.2019

The Odessa American reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitionVaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is currently on display at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland through January 2020.

10.28.2019

The Austin American-Statesman reports that The University of Texas at Austin professors Daina Ramey Berry, Anthony L. Brown, and Keffrely D. Brown launched the Teaching Texas Slavery Project website earlier this month. In addition to the website, the professors are hosting workshops on slavery in Texas for Austin-area educators. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

10.24.2019

NewsWest 9 reports that Humanities Texas hosted a screening of The Mark of War followed by Q&A with the film's director Ricardo Ainslie on October 21 at the historic Yucca Theatre in Midland.

10.18.2019

Longview News-Journal reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions Texas Writers and Literary East Texas are currently on display at LeTourneau University’s Margaret Estes Library through November 16. The exhibitions will accompany a presentation from Texas author and poet John Poch.

10.17.2019

Front Porch News Rockwall reports that Rockwall-Heath High School teacher Brandon Vestal received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

10.17.2019

The Amarillo Pioneer reports that Dr. José Limón will give a lecture on October 24 as part of the Garry L. Nall Lectures in Western American Studies series at the Center for the Study of the American West at West Texas A&M University. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

10.04.2019

The El Paso Herald-Post reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert is currently on display at the El Paso Museum of History through June 2020. The museum will also hold a lecture once a month for the duration of the exhibition on related topics.

09.30.2019

The Pine Log reports that Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) will show five films from Latin America and Spain for the Fifth Annual International Film Festival. The festival will take place on October 7, 8, 9, 14, and 16 on the SFASU campus. This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

09.24.2019

KTAB reports that The Grace Museum in Abilene will be hosting an evening with artist Hung Liu on Friday, September 27, in celebration of opening the exhibition HUMAN INTEREST contemporary portraits. This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

09.06.2019

KWTX reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert is currently on display at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana through September 17.

09.03.2019

The Facts reports that Victoria Boone from Angleton High School and Monica Sevedge from Clute Intermediate School were selected to participate in the Humanities Texas summer institutes "Teaching Literature" in Austin and "Texas: From Republic to Mega-State" in San Antonio.

08.27.2019

The Baytown Sun reports that Michael Gillette, Baytown native, retired from Humanities Texas after sixteen years of service. He is suceeded by Eric Lupfer, former director of grants and education.

08.14.2019

KLTV reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Lonesome Dove is currently on display at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore through August 31.

08.06.2019

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Jacksonville Middle School teacher Pamela Dennis was selected to participate in the Humanities Texas summer institute "Texas: From Republic to Mega-State" in San Antonio.

08.01.2019

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Valasta Smith from Avalon ISD and Ashlie Pape from Red Oak High School were selected to participate in the Humanities Texas summer institutes "The New American Republic: From Washington to Madison" in Fort Worth and "Teaching Shakespeare" in Houston.

07.29.2019

The Jacksonville Daily Progress reports that Jacksonville Middle School teacher Pamela Dennis was selected to participate in the Humanities Texas "Texas: From Republic to Mega-State" summer institute in San Antonio.

07.29.2019

The Orange Leader reports that Ulysses Hobbs Jr. from West Orange-Stark Middle School and Trena Arceneaux from Lincoln Middle School were selected to participate in the Humanities Texas summer institutes "The New American Republic: From Washington to Madison" in Fort Worth and "Teaching Literature" in Austin.

07.26.2019

Katy News reports that Drue Sieloff of Seven Lakes Junior High School, Lauren Tamayo of Tompkins High School, and Shelby Thomas of Paetow High School were selected to participate in the Humanities Texas "Teaching Literature" and "Teaching Shakespeare" summer institutes in Austin and Houston.

07.26.2019

The Longview News-Journal reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Lonesome Dove will be on display at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore through August 31.

07.26.2019

Patch.com reports that the Texas Teen Book Fesival has announced its 2019 author lineup for this year's event, which takes place on October 12. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

07.26.2019

The San Marcos Daily Record reports that Gina Rodriguez, Keren Jackson, and Taylor Hardy from San Marcos High School were selected to participate in the Humanities Texas "Teaching Literature" and "The Progressive Era" summer institutes in Austin.

07.26.2019

Austin 360 reports that Michael Gillette is retiring as executive director of Humanities Texas at the end of July. He will be succeeded by Eric Lupfer, current director of grants and education.

07.25.2019

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Lonesome Dove will be on display at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore through August 31.

07.23.2019

The El Paso Herald-Post reports that Anna Alvarez from San Elizario High School and Heidi McConnell, Alisia Muir, and James O'Keeffe from Northwest Early College High School were selected to participate in the Humanities Texas "Teaching Literature" and "Teaching Shakespeare" summer institutes in Austin and Houston.

07.22.2019

Southern Miss Now reports that the latest book from USM history professor Dr. Rebecca Tuuri is featured on Humanities Texas's 2019 summer reading list.

07.17.2019

The Gilmer Mirror reports that the East Texas Oil museum in Kilgore will display the Lonesome Dove, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, beginning July 20.

07.11.2019

The Johnson City Record Courier reports that the Johnson City Library will display the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Unsinkable: Voices From the Storm from July 8 to August 19.

07.08.2019

The Prospector reports that The University of Texas at El Paso will present "En La Frontera: A Latinx New Works Festival" in spring 2020. This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas. 

07.03.2019

KTAB reports that Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, will be on display through July 6 at The Grace Museum in Abilene.

07.01.2019

The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that the Hearne Depot Museum will host a Riders on the Orphan Train program on June 27. This program is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

06.21.2019

The Abilene Reporter News reported that The Grace Museum will display Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions, though July 6. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum hosted a lecture by Tiffany Fink, professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University, titled “Unladylike: Texas Women and the Slow Unfurling of the Right to Vote.” These programs are made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

05.23.2019

Patch reports that the Texas Teen Book Festival has announced the keynote speakers for their event on October 12. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

05.16.2019

The Longview News-Journal reports that the Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview will display Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, from May 17 through June 15. 

05.14.2019

The El Paso Herald-Post reports that Humanities Texas will host a free screening of The Mark of War followed by Q&A with the film's director Ricardo Ainslie on May 14 at the Alamo Drafthouse-Montecillo in El Paso.

05.06.2019

The Kilgore News Herald reports that the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore will display Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, from May 7 through June 15.

05.03.2019

Houston Public Media reports that Humanities Texas will host a free screening of The Mark of War followed by Q&A with the film's director Ricardo Ainslie on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Rice Cinema.

05.01.2019

The Jacksboro Herald-Gazette reports the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Lonesome Dove will be on display at the Jack County Museum from May 18 to June 29.

05.01.2019

The Houston Chronicle reports that Humanities Texas will host a screening of The Mark of War followed by Q&A with the film's director Ricardo Ainslie on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Rice Cinema in Houston.

04.26.2019

MENAFN reports that the Witte Museum in San Antonio will display the exhibition The Art of Texas: 250 Years beginning May 4 made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

04.25.2019

The Gilmer Mirror reports that Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is on display at the East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College through June 15.

04.16.2019

The Eagle reports that Humanities Texas will host a screening of The Mark of War followed by Q&A with the director Ricardo Ainslie at The Queen Theatre in Bryan on April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

04.11.2019

The Eagle reports that Humanities Texas will host two Veterans' Voices programs on April 12 and April 18 from 4–6 p.m. in Room 311 of the Glasscock Building on the Texas A&M University Campus.

04.10.2019

The Marlin Democrat reports that the Marlin Public Library will host a Riders on the Orphan Train program on April 22 made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas.

04.02.2019

Patch reports that the eleventh annual Texas Teen Book Festival will take place on October 12 in Georgetown. The program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

03.28.2019

The Cleburne Times Review reports that Southwestern Adventist University will display the traveling exhibition Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

03.26.2019

Lubbock Online reports that this Saturday Texas Tech will host the seventh annual International Arts & Culture Symposium which is sponsored in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

03.22.2019

The El Paso Herald Post reported that Joy and Suffering: EPMA's Collection of Mexican Retablos, an exhibition funded in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, is on display at the El Paso Museum of Art through May 5.

03.19.2019

My San Antonio reported that Advanced Learning Academy teacher Stephanie Cash received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

03.18.2019

Everything Lubbock reports that Mahon Library will host "Historic Buildings of Lubbock" on Saturday, March 23, with historian Dr. Monte Monroe. This event was made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

03.04.2019

The Del Rio News-Herald reports that Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, will be on display at the Whitehead Memorial Museum March 1–29.

02.28.2019

Everything Lubbock reported that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s is on display at the Mahon Public Library March 3–31.

01.29.2019

Plano Magazine reports that the Humanities Texas traveling exhibition Black Art—Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art is on display at the Plano Public Library through February.

01.28.2019

The Coppell Gazette reports that Janelle Pence is a recipient of an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award from Humanities Texas.

01.28.2019

Red River Radio reports that The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, is on display at LeTourneau University in Longview now through March 1.

01.28.2019

The Valley Morning Star reports that Harlingen history teacher Linda Salinas received an Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.

01.08.2019

The Temple Daily Telegram News reports that Lonesome Dove, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, will be on display at Bell County Museum beginning January 18.

12.01.2011

Old House Journal featured the Byrne-Reed House restoration in the cover story "The Remarkable Transformation of the Byrne-Reed House."

09.01.2011

The Byrne-Reed House restoration was featured in the article "Unwrapped" in Preservation magazine.

07.01.2011

Humanities magazine featured the Byrne-Reed House in the article "A Texas-Sized Renovation."

07.01.2011

Texas Architect highlighted the Byrne-Reed House restoration in the article "Unwrapped."

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