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Friday, September 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM CDT
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Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM CDT

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James Harkins
Texas General Land Office
512-463-3289
james.harkins@glo.texas.gov

Save Texas History Symposium - X Marks the Spot: New Directions in Texas and Borderlands History

X marks the spot at the 10th Annual Save Texas History Symposium. We will examine Texas borderland exploration, from the earliest maps of the Gulf Coast to sovereign Indian territorial claims, and look at defining the southwest. Join us at the historic Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel in downtown Austin for an exciting Texas history event.

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Fri., Sept. 13: 1:00-6:45 PM (GLO/SFA Building, 1700 Congress Ave); 7:00-9:00 PM (Bullock Museum)

  • 1:00-5:00 PM - Graduate Student Research Showcase: New Directions in Texas and Borderlands History & Tours of the GLO Archives. Included with registration. Graduate students present their new research on Texas and the Borderlands. Space is limited.

  • 5:15-6:45 PM - Tours of the GLO Archives and Records & Pioneer Surveying. Visit with staff of the Texas General Land Office to learn about the historic resources available from the oldest state agency in Texas. Additionally, GLO Surveyors will discusss pioneer surveying techniques on the frontier.

  • 7:00-9:00 PM - Bullock Museum Reception & Gallery Access - Bullock Museum Reception & Gallery Access - Visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a relaxing evening with access to 37,000 sf of exhibition galleries. A great opportunity to visit one of the premier history museums in the country without the crowds.

Sat. Sept. 14, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Intercontinental | Stephen F Austin Hotel)

  • 8:00 – 8:30 AM – Registration & Check-in

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Opening Comments

  • 9:00 - 9:45 AM - Dr. Juliana Barr - Mapping Indian Sovereignty in Spanish Archives

  • 9:50 - 10:30 AM - Dr. Gene Smith - “Americans aspire to supremacy over the future republics of the New World”: Manifest Destiny and the Adams-Onís Treaty

  • 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Dr. Andrew Torget - Stephen F. Austin Maps Texas

  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Dr. Jay Buckley - Zebulon Pike and His Contemporaries: Intrigues Surrounding the Exploration and Mapping of Texas, the Southwest, and the Southern Plains

  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM - Dr. Adrienne Caughfield - Mary Austin Holley’s Emigrants’ Guide to Texas

  • 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Dr. Harriett Denise Joseph - Alonso Álvarez de Pineda: Facts versus Fake News

  • 3:45-4:30 PM - Dr. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez – Remapping la Comanchería: Spanish Cartography and Indigenous Territorialities in the Eighteenth-Century Borderlands

  • 4:45 - 5:15 PM - Dr. Deborah Liles - Texas Cattle, Texas Railroads, and the Closing of the Frontier

Additional (Choose up to Three Additional Events (Limit One Attendee per Event per Registrant)

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Graduate Student Research Showcase: New Directions in Texas and Borderlands History

(109 available)

(Friday, Sept. 13: 1:00 - 6:45 PM @ the Texas General Land Office) - Included with registration. Graduate students present their new research on Texas and the Borderlands. Tours of the GLO Archives and Records & Pioneer Surveying Demonstrations will be offered. Visit with staff of the Texas General Land Office to learn about the historic resources available from the oldest state agency in Texas. GLO surveyors will discuss pioneer surveying techniques on the frontier. Space is limited.

10 Free

Bullock Museum Reception & Gallery Access

(109 available)

(Friday, Sept. 13 7:00 - 9:00 PM @ Bullock Texas History Museum). Bullock Museum Reception & Gallery Access - Visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a relaxing evening with access to 37,000 sf of exhibition galleries. A great opportunity to visit one of the premier history museums in the country without the crowds.

10 Free

STH Reception - FEATURING H.W. Brands - A Republic Despite Itself: Texas Between Three Empires

(143 available)

Sat., Sept. 14, 7:00-9:00 PM @ Intercontinental | Stephen F. Austin Hotel. The proudest chapter in Texas history almost never happened, had most Texans had their way. At the time of the Texas Revolution, the inhabitants of Texas were divided into three groups: remain Mexican, become American, and those who wanted both Mexicans and Americans out. Almost no one intended that Texas should become an independent republic. Yet so it became, on account of Texas’ strategic location.

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$9,999.99

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