Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 PM CDT

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Espino Center, Sul Ross State University

Alpine, TX

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Ben Huseman
Texas Map Society
817 272-0633

Texas Map Society 2019 Fall Meeting

The Texas Map Society Spring meeting will be held at Sul Ross State University & Museum of the Big Bend, in beautiful Alpine, TX on September 20-21.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

  • 9:00 AM - Depart Holland Hotel for Fort Davis

  • 9:30 AM – Tour Fort Davis

  • 12:00 PM – Lunch, Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis (Dutch treat)

  • Afternoon – Explore Alpine shops and galleries (on your own)

  • 5:00-7:00 PM – Evening reception for Five Centuries of Mexican Maps exhibit, Museum of the Big Bend (Register Below for Head Count - included in registration fee).

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • 8:30 AM – Registration, Espino Center, Sul Ross State University

  • 9:30 AM -Marty Davis, private collector, Five Centuries of Mexican Maps

  • 11:00 AM – Alex Hidalgo, PhD, Texas Christian University, When Indigenous Maps Ruled Mexico

  • 12:00 PM – Lunch

  • 1:30 PM – Wes Brown - Antonio Alzate y Ramirez

  • 3:00 PM – Matt Walter, Curator of Collections and the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection, Museum of the Big Bend

  • 5:30 PM – Cocktails, Holland Hotel (no-host bar)

  • 6:00 PM – Dinner, Holland Hotel (Dutch treat)

  • 7:15 PM – Leave for Star Party, McDonald Observatory

  • 8:30 PM – Star Party, McDonald Observatory ($12 per person - Register Below)

Additional Activities (RSVP In Advance for Headcounts)

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Thursday, September 19, 6:30 PM - Come & Take It BBQ (Free / RSVP Here)

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the Come and Take It BBQ Dinner (Dutch Treat) UPDATE: Dinner will be at the Spicewood Restaurant in the same location.

10 Free

Friday, September 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Fort Davis Tour

Tour Fort Davis. Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.

10 Free

Friday, September 20, 12:00 PM - Lunch at Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis (Dutch Treat)

The Hotel Limpia, an historic, restored hotel built in 1912, is located in mile-high Fort Davis, nestled in the scenic Davis Mountains of southwest Texas. Dine at the Blue Mountain Bar & Grill, which has made its mark on the West Texas culinary scene with some of the finest cuisine in the area as well as Jeff Davis County’s only bar!

10 Free

Friday, September 20 - 5:00 - 7:00pm - Reception for Five Centuries of Mexican Maps exhibit

Evening reception for Five Centuries of Mexican Maps exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend. Must register in advance, but free with admission.

10 Free

Saturday, September 21 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Dinner at the Holland Hotel (Dutch Treat)

Located within the Holland Hotel, The Century offers distinct continental and regionally inspired Texas Bistro cuisine with a full bar featuring locally Inspired cocktails, fine wines and draft Texas Craft Beers. Diners can enjoy their meal in a variety of contemporary settings: the airy yet intimate Century Bar, the Chef’s Tables overlooking our open kitchen, a classically appointed dining room or secluded outdoor dining in our hacienda courtyard.

10 Free

Saturday, September 21 - 7:15pm - Star Party at the McDonald Observatory

Shuttle will leave at 7:15. The Star Party will begin at 8:30. Enjoy night sky constellation tours and views of celestial objects through a number of telescopes in the Rebecca Gale Telescope Park at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. This is a fun way to "map the stars!"

10 $12.00 each


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    Texas Map Society
    Lynne Starnes, Treasurer
    Texas Map Society
    5556 Caruth Haven Lane
    Dallas, TX 75225

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