TSHA Conference Brings Scholars & History Enthusiasts to College Station March 2 to Celebrate Texas Independence Day

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, USA, February 26, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is hosting its 128th Annual Meeting February 28–March 2 at the Texas A&M University Conference Center in College Station. As is tradition, the TSHA Annual Meeting aligns with Texas Independence Day, March 2.

The TSHA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts and professional and independent scholars. As the oldest scholarly organization in Texas, the meeting brings together a broad range of individuals and organizations working in historical, cultural, preservationist, and tourist services.

This year’s meeting will feature several exciting highlights. A full program for the meeting is available online at: https://am.tsha.events/program/.

• More than 30 panels and 100 presenters on the diverse narratives of Texas history, including “The Roles of African American, Jewish, and Tejana Women in Community Building,” “Asian American Studies in Texas,” and “Beyond the 1842 Archives War: Battles for Control of Public Records in Texas,” and many, many more.

• An extensive Exhibit Hall, featuring both new and antique books and prints on Texas history by some of the biggest publishers and booksellers from across the state, as well as Daughters of the Republic of Texas chapters, maps from the Texas General Land Office, and the University of North Texas’ Portal to Texas History.

• A stunning “Light the Lantern” Gala & Charity Auction emceed by former Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and featuring performances by country music star Clay Walker and the Texas A&M University Ross Volunteers.

• Appreciation of TSHA’s Texas History Makers of 2024 honorees: Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp for Education; former Texas A&M University Football Coach R.C. Slocum for Sports; Buc-ee’s President and Founder, Arch “Beaver” Aplin II for Business; and University Lands for Philanthropy.

• Numerous special events including book signings by authors, the Presidential Elect Reception at the George W. Bush Library Center, Women in Texas History Lunch, TSHA Fellows and Award Luncheon, Graduate Student Mixer, and the Texana Collectors and Book Lovers Breakfast.

REPORTERS AND EDITORS: TSHA welcomes your visit during the meeting. We are happy to schedule interviews and videos with presenters, participants, and TSHA staff. For more information and logistics, contact Jeff Patterson at 512-658-4170 or email, [email protected].

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Jeff Patterson
Texas State Historical Association
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[email protected]
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