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Tejanos Through Time, Compliments of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)
With an average of a million page visits every month, the TSHA is our state's leading online source for Texas history. Get Tejanos Through Time by Drs. Emilio Zamora & Andrés Tijerina here. -Angela
News and Events September 2017
In this Issue: September Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage Monthand a FREE eBook Texas Women Make Texas History Luncheon,Nov. 20 Get your tickets now Now released!Watt Matthews of LambsheadUpcoming book signings Pre-order yourTexas Almanac 2018-2019for 30% $avings and FREE shipping Shop TSHA: Spotlight on Texas Almanac product and book bundles ArchivedTexas Talks for Hispanic Heritage Montha TSHA Member Benefit Upcoming Workshops for Educators AASLH Hurrican Harvey Disaster Relief Fund for Cultural Institutions Celebrating 120 Years
Celebrating 120 years of illuminating Texas history with your support September focus: Hispanic Heritage Month
Throughout 2017, we proudly celebrate the manyprograms and resources made possible by your supportas TSHA marks 120 years of promoting Texas history. Each month we spotlight different aspects of our programs and publications to illuminate the wide variety of resources and outreach opportunities you help provide.
For September, we focus onHispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th. As we recognize the cultural accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans across the U.S., we celebrate the significant impact and influence of Tejanos in Texas history.
Under the direction of History professors Emilio Zamora, at The University of Texas at Austin, and Andrés Tijerina, at Austin Community College, TSHA embarked on a mission to increase the number of Tejano and Mexican American entries in the Handbook of Texas. Two years and 1,200 entries later, the Handbook of Tejano History launched on March 29, 2016, on the fourth anniversary of the Tejano Monument's unveiling on the Texas State Capitol lawn.
This month, TSHA has re-released theFREE eBook, Tejanos Through Time, a curated selection of entries from theHandbook of Tejano History. In it, readers can discover the accomplishments of several notable Tejanos who helped shape the Lone Star State.
As a token of appreciation for your support, please enjoy the FREE e-Book, Tejanos Through Time. In it, you will read more about:
Spanish influence on Texas, resulting from missions and colonial government.
Prominent political groups and activists who fought for Tejano civil rights.
Tejano influence on the arts, literature, and entertainment, with biographies on Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua, Luis Omar Salinas, and Maria Belen Ortega.
The support of Texas history lovers like you makes projects like these possible. As research on Mexican American history expands,your donation enables TSHA to better illuminate the history of Tejanos and Mexican Americansthrough our programs and publications.
Join us in moving Texas history forward.
For our 120th year, we invite you to donate at least $10 a month over the next year, totaling a 100% tax-deductible $120 annual donation, so TSHA can continue to build and improve.YOU can make a difference in how Texas history is researched, disseminated, explored, and enjoyed by the public.
Every gift matters, every dollar counts. Invest in TSHA today!
Driskill Hotel, Austin NOVEMBER 20, 2017 Texas Women Make Texas History Luncheon Featuring Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
TSHA seeks to recognizes the contributions of Texan women to Texas history through a massive expansion of theHandbook of Texas.Funds raised through the luncheon will help fund theHandbook of Texas Women Project. Your support will help expand and enhance the Project and broaden its reach.
Join us as we celebrate the Handbook of Texas Women Project at the
Texas Women Make Texas History Luncheon Nov. 20th at the Driskill Hotel in Austin.
Hear inspiring words from Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson
who represents Texas's 30th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
NEW!from TSHA Press: Watt Matthews of Lambshead: Third Edition by Laura Wilson
Watt Matthews of Lambsheadby renowned photographer Laura Wilson is now in its third printing. In words and especially in Wilson’s starkly beautiful images, Watt Matthews of Lambshead captures a way of life that is iconically Texan.
Cloth, 152 pp, $50.00 TSHA Price $44.95
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TSHA Member Benefit:DIGITAL LIBRARY ACCESS Texas Talks Enjoy these archivedTexas Talkson Tejano history. Did you know that allTexas Talksare available to TSHA Members in the Digital Library? Become a TSHA Member to enjoy access to the Digital Library. You can enrich your Hispanic Heritage Month experiences with Texas Talksfocused on Tejano history:
"Talking Tejano History"
Andrés Tijerina, Ph.D., and Emilio Zamora, Ph.D., explain the project that resulted in the Handbook of Tejano History, review the roots of Tejano history, and examine new research in the field.Aired Sept. 20, 2016.
"Contrasting Cultures: Patricia de Leon and Petra Vela Kenedy"
Caroline Castillo Crimm, Ph.D., contrasts the experiences of these two Tejano women in 19th century Texas under Mexican and Anglo rule.Aired Dec. 8, 2015.
"Bernardo de Galvez and the Impact of the American Revolution on Texas"
Caroline Castillo Crimm, Ph.D., tells how Galvez, the namesake for Galveston Island, may have affected the outcome of the American Revolution in his role as a governor, general and viceroy of Mexico.Aired Nov. 2, 2015.
"Mending Fences: The Marques de Rubi in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas"
Richard B. McCaslin, Ph.D., describes how the Marques de Rubi's recommendations to the Spanish Crown after his inspection of frontier presidios deeply affected the future of Texas and Spanish rule in the New World. Aired Oct. 14, 2105.
"Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil"
Jesús F. de la Teja, Ph.D., discusses the role of Antonio Margil de Jesús in Imperial Spanish Texas at Mission San José in our inauguralTexas Talksprogram.Aired Sept. 28, 2015.
Become a TSHA Member to enjoy great benefits that include access to the Digital Library.Plus, you'll know you support TSHA programs that promote Texas history.
We offer a variety of membership levels andNEWpayment options.
Educator Workshops Exploring Texas Workshop Series 2017-2018
On November 7 - 8, 2017, TSHA partners with the Bullock Texas State History Museum and Region 13 Educational Service Center to offer the Discovering Texas History Conference to Austin-area educators at the Thompson Conference Center on November 7th and at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on November 8th. The conference will present the history of Texas from 1836 to 1900. Sessions for new teachers and American history teachers will be available as well. Teachers will be able to choose from a variety of breakout sessions addressing historical content, geography, economics, civics, teaching strategies, and resources. >>Register now for the November 7- 8 Conference.
On February 5-6, 2018, TSHA partners with Aldine ISD to offer the Exploring Texas History Conference to Houston-area educators at the at the M. B. Sonny Donaldson Child Nutrition Center, Aldine ISD. The conference will present the history of Texas from 1900 to the present. Sessions for new teachers and American history teachers will be available as well. Teachers will be able to choose from a variety of breakout sessions addressing historical content, geography, economics, civics, teaching strategies, and resources. >>Register now for the February 5-6, 2018 Conference.
Disaster Relief American Association for State and Local History Hurricane Harvey Cultural Relief Fund
Many cultural institutions have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. AASLH has set up a Hurricane Harvey Cultural Relief Fund to assist.
With your support TSHA marks 120 years Illuminating Texas history since 1897
Throughout 2017, TSHA proudly celebrates 120 years of being the authority on Texas history. Each month, we will spotlight different aspects of our programs and publications to illuminate the wide variety of resources and outreach opportunities we provide.
As we celebrate the progress of the last 120 years, we look forward to spending the next 120 and beyond bringing our state’s past into your life through an ever-shifting digital presence.
To maintain our exemplary publications and programs, and to explore new opportunities, we rely on your generosity. Help us continue to illuminate Texas history with your investment in TSHA.