2011-04-21 / General Stories

American Civil War Texas Sesquicentennial Discussion to be Held

The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with the Austin Public Library’s Austin History Center will co-host a Texas Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Initiative program on Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is the first of three planned for 2011 across the state, in an effort to showcase THC assets that tell the story of Texas during the Civil War, and is made possible by a grant from the Society of the Order of the Southern Cross. This program also marks the opening of a new exhibit at the Austin History Center, “Strife in the City: Austin during the Civil War,” and will include a brief presentation about Austin’s role in the war. Texas Parks and Wildlife’s (TPWD) David Boevers, program historian for the Buffalo Soldier Heritage and Outreach Program, will also present.

WHO: Austin History Center staff, THC and TPWD historians. Free and open to the public, but seating is limited, please call 512.463.5833 to register.

WHAT: Texas Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Initiative program

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 6–8 p.m.

WHERE: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX

BACKGROUND: The THC established a Sesquicentennial Initiative with the goal of increasing public understanding of its programs that both enhance the interpretation and assist with the preservation of the history of Texas’ role in this seminal event in American history.

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