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Bullock Museum Exhibit on Texas Women's History

Mon, November 19, 2012
Bullock Museum Exhibit on Texas Women's History

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is opening an important exhibit, "Women Shaping Texas," beginning in early December. Covering the 20th Century, this exhibit examines the essential role that women played in Texas' transition to the modern age.   To celebrate the opening, the museum staff has planned three events I want to share with you (all take place at the museum)

Luncheon. Friday, December 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Museum Trustee Jan Bullock and Museum Director Joan Marshall, this event honors a number of living women included in the exhibit and includes a panel discussion moderated by Exhibit Curator Dr. Paula Marks (St. Edwards University) and panelists Ellen Temple, Martha Smiley, and Mary Beth Rogers.  They will discuss the landmark 1981 museum exhibit, "Texas Women: A Celebration of History," which began the women's history movement in Texas.  Tickets are $50.  Make reservations by 11/28 by calling (512) 936-4632.  Honorees invited to attend include Barbara Smith Conrad, Carmen Lomas Garza, Kathy Whitmire, and 11 others.

Symposium. Saturday, December 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Texas Spirit Theater.  Titled "The Future of Texas Women's History," this panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Paula Marks and historian panelists Rebecca Sharpless (TCU), Jean Stuntz (WTA&M), Nancy Baker Jones (Winegarten Foundation), Judith McArthur (U of H Victoria), Cynthia Orozco (Eastern New Mexico U), and Elizabeth Turner (UNT). 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Nancy Baker Jones, Ph.D.
President, Board of Directors
Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women's History

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