America’s First Ladies are not elected politicians, but they are nevertheless immersed in the world of politics and often underestimated or ignored as political beings. A new biography by Dr. Julia Sweig, the award-winning author of "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight" (Random House, 2021), examines for the first time in detail this side of Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson as she advised and strategized with her powerfully political husband, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. In this Talk, Dr. Nancy Baker Jones, Moderator and historian of Texas women in politics, and Sweig discuss Lady Bird in this new light.
Take a tour of the historic Magoffin Home in this Texas Talks webinar.
Learn More about the UTEP track players boycott in this Texas Talks webinar with Dr. Charles Martin.
The full talk from our 2017 Dine & Dialogue with NASA astronauts and mission control staff.
The founder of the Tom Lea Institute, Adair Margo, discusses the life and work of celebrated artist and writer, Tom Lea.
Alcohol has been a contentious issue since the 1840s in Texas. Those for and against prohibition (drys and wets) debated and argued the issue from political, religious, and social points of view. After the 18th Amendment passed, some Texans were determined to get their alcohol one way or another. Previously filmed at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the webinar features moderator James McReynolds and historians George Díaz, Joseph Locke, and Brendan Payne.
Join Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Dr. Nancy Baker, and Allison Faber, MA, as they discuss women's political engagement in Texas. From the suffrage movement to the jury rights movement to the Equal Rights Movement, this discussion will trace the evolution of Texas women's political participation.
After an iconic thirteen day siege on March 6, 1836, the Mexican army re-gained control of the Alamo from the Texas revolutionaries. This tragic event, memorialized through both history and legend, has gained a larger than life reputation. Join us on March 6, 2017, as Dr. Bruce Winders and Dr. Stephen Hardin distinguish fact from fiction and discuss new research from the last twenty years of Alamo history.
Bestselling author James D. Hornfischer and Joe Cavanaugh from the National Museum of the Pacific War discuss the history surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor and its connection to Texas. Admiral Chester Nimitz was named the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and led America's naval response to the attack. The event was filmed at the National Museum of the Pacific War in the Admiral Nimitz Museum Ballroom in Fredericksburg.
Join TSHA Chief Historian Randolph “Mike” Campbell as he reveals an untold story he uncovered while researching for his book, A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas 1850-1880. “Texas Confederate Veteran Pensions: The Curious Cases of Guy and Dora Shaw of Harrison County,” focuses on the complex race relations in East Texas following the Civil War. Dr. Campbell uses primary archival sources to tell this story.
Dr. Andrés Tijerina and Dr. Emilio Zamora explain the Handbook of Tejano History project, review the roots of Tejano history, and examine new research in the field.
Learn more about the fascinating frontier fort that was home to several regiments of infantry, cavalry, and their families from Site Manager, Cody Mobley. Cody tells the history of the fort and discusses both military and domestic uses of the fort over the years.