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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Will's Texana Monthly: Calendar


September 10: Austin Museum Day. Special events and free admission at museums, gardens, and historical sites all over Austin.

September 13-15: Texas Plant Conservation Conference. Private landowners, botanists, and professionals come together to discuss rare and endangered plant species from across Texas. In Alpine, Texas.

September 16: Diez y Seis around the state. Fiestas Patrias.

September 16: Teaching of Texas History Conference at the University of North Texas, Wooten Hall. Theme: “Nineteenth Century Leaders.”

September 16: Palo Duro Canyon SP: Cowboy Stories, Poetry and Music — Come to the Lone Star Interpretive Theater for an evening of family entertainment with Jimmy and Sarah Northcutt. Listen to stories, poetry and original music, weather permitting. 6-8 p.m. (806) 488-2227

September 21-23: East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting at the Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches.

September 21-23: 6th Annual West Texas Book and Music Festival, at the Abilene Civic Center. For information, e-mail: or phone: 325-676-6328

September 24: Mission Tejas State Park — El Camino Real Archeology Tour — Weather permitting, hear a brief history of the first Spanish Mission in East Texas where Texas got its name. Then take a scenic half-mile hike through the woods and see the site of the Nebedache Indian Village and stand in the traces of El Camino Real de los Tejas where Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Jim Bowie and many other characters in Texas history rode. 10 a.m.-noon (936) 687-2394

September 26-27: Texas Wireless Summit at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Austin,

September 27 & 28: Texas Cemetery Association’s Maintenance Conference, in Fort Worth, AmeriSuites Hotel.

September 27–30: National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion in Dallas, White Rock Lake. Contact Sally Rodriguez at or (214) 243-2123

September 28–30, 2006 — Big Bend Ranch State Park — Longhorn Cattle Drive — Come out and help round up the Texas longhorns in the park. For three days, experience life on a working ranch by going out on horseback into the rugged country of the ranch and driving the longhorns to ranch headquarters. Call for times; fees $895 per person; reservations required (432) 229-3416

September 29-30: Texas Heritage Living History Weekend, as declared by the Texas Music Heritage Foundation, formerly down on the Guadalupe but now inside the city limits and all at the Schreiner University in Kerrville. Be looking for folks in period clothing and textiles, with odd accoutrements, playing old time heritage music and maybe dancing a jig or folklorico, riding horses, spouting funny talk, and causing a musical dust up or two. Just to get your attention.

September 29 - October 22: State Fair of Texas. In Dallas. or visit

September 30, 2006 — Palo Duro Canyon SP — 132nd Anniversary of the Battle of Palo Duro — One of the last battles during the Red River Wars was fought in Palo Duro Canyon. Come to the equestrian area and see the 4th Cavalry camp and learn about the military and differences between the Cavalry and Native American warriors. Native American Presentation — John and Judy Madden present the customs of Native Americans from the past to the present in the Lone Star Interpretive Theater. See them dressed in full regalia as they teach the Indian way. 8-9 p.m. (806) 488-2227 (806) 488-2227

October: Texas Archeology Month

October: Archives Week in several locations in the state.

October 6 and 7: Fall Meeting of the Texas Map Society’s Fifth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography at The University of Texas at Arlington Central Library, Sixth Floor Atrium. Topic: Mapping the Sacred: Belief and Religion in the History of Cartography. More at and Carolyn Kadri. E-mail:, telephone: 817.272.7253

October 11-14: Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Ninth Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, with dozens of presenters, . Joint conference with Western History Association,

October 11-15: A Joint conference of Librarians of Color will be in Dallas at the Adam's Mark Hotel. Theme: “Gathering at the Waters: Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories,” produced through the cooperation of five American Library Association Caucuses: AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA and REFORMA.

October 14, 2006 — Mission Tejas State Park — Blacksmithing Demonstration — Weather permitting, local smiths will demonstrate the basics of metalworking by making handy household items. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (936) 687-2394

October 14-15: North Texas Book & Paper Show, in Fort Worth, with wver 60 dealers showing Used and Rare titles in many specialties with a significant number showing Texana titles. Contact: Reported by Gary Fox, President.

October 14: Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas. Symposium at Texas State University. That will be followed in the evening by a Fiesta de Cien Anos at the LBJ Student Center that will include exhibits and traditional fiesta activities. “October 2006 will mark the 200th anniversary of Juan N. Seguín’s birth. Seguín was the leading Tejano (Mexican Texan) military figure of the Texas Revolution and a member of one San Antonio’s most prominent families. He went on to serve in the Senate of the Republic, as mayor of San Antonio, an officer in the Mexican military, and a figure in Bexar County politics in the 1850s.” This year also marks the centennial of Hispanic students at Texas State University.

October 16: Advanced Appraisal for Archivists in Houston, co-sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, Archivists of the Houston Area and University of Houston - Clear Lake, Neumann Library. Contact:

October 19: 2006 E-Records Conference, at University of Texas at Austin, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission State and Local Records Management Division and the Texas Department of Information Resources. For more information or to register for the conference, call 512-452-9242.

October 19-20: Preservation Texas Board meeting, Dallas, Preservation Texas Circle Dinner, Dallas

October 20–22: Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting; San Angelo, San Angelo Inn and Convention Center. Contact: Claude Hudspeth cbhiii@

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