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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Will's Texas Calendar 2007



January 13-14, 2007: Southwest Book, Photo, and Paper Show in Austin. .

January 20, 2007 Houston Museum District Open House for 9 major institutions: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, The Children's Museum of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Pioneer Memorial Log House Museum,
and more than forty others. Ride a bus for free to get around.

January 22-27, 2007 “Angelo Civic Theatre will host the inaugural Feast of Santa Angela, celebrating the twin spirits of creativity and generosity that have shaped our city since its founding in the late 1860s. All throughout this momentous week there will be numerous opportunities to celebrate art, education, history and the spirit of giving that makes San Angelo a place like no other!” There’ll be books, arts, a celebration of Santa Angela, history, gourmet foods, a bloodless bullfight by high professionals, and an ecumenical worship service. Judged by its full press release from the Angelo Civic Theater, the week’s events are sensitive, insightful, and to the marrow what community is about. If you don’t get there ask Alicia Gibson - Event Chairperson - – to share what she did. She should be proud. WH


February: County Historical Commissions are preparing their annual reports for the Texas Historical Commission

February 1-2, 2007: Victoria College’s John W. Stormont Lectures on South Texas

February 5-6 Texas Library Association Legislative Day, Registration - Hotel - Additional Information:

February 14-17, 2007: Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations in Albuquerque, NM at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 281. 455. 3289

February 16-17, 2007: East Texas Historical Association Spring Meeting in Beaumont, Texas.

February 17 – March 18: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Possibly the largest historical re-enactment. Agriculture, education, entertainment, Western heritage.

February 19, 2007: DRT Texas History Forum commemorates start of Alamo siege.
“The February 23rd History Forum features Paula Allen, Dr. Ron Tyler, and James Bevill. Dr. Tyler will speak on bird’s eye views of Texas cities and the online exhibit prepared by the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, . Paula Allen will compare San Antonio as it was in the 19th century with the city as it is now. James Bevill, Vice President of the Texas Numismatic Association, has been working with Dr. Bruce Winders, Historian and Curator at the Alamo, to create an exhibit about Republic of Texas currency and his presentation is titled “A Paper Trail across the Republic of Texas,”a visual journey through the paper money used by the Republic of Texas (1836-1846) in which he relates the currency to early politics, the location of the capital, and other significant events and key personalities of the period.”


March 1-3, 2007: Texas Classroom Teachers Association Convention

March 2, 2007: “Texas Week”

March 8- 10, 2007: Texas State Historical Association’s 111th Annual Meeting - San Antonio “This year, joint sessions with other historical organizations include the Texas Catholic Historical Society,, Texas Oral History Association,, the Texas State Historical Commission,, the Texas Baptist Historical Society,, Texas Archeological Society,, and Texas Parks & Wildlife, . Also scheduled are the Handbook of Texas workshop, the Quarterly and publications workshop, the business meeting, and various committee meetings. In addition, the Webb Society Annual Meeting will take place Friday with chapter reports and the presentation of four papers.”

March 2, 2007: Texas Independence Day, Texas Flag Day, Sam Houston Day

March 11-17, 2007: The National Society of Newspaper Editors across the state and nation take this opportunity to test their and the government’s abilities to successfully request government documentation to highlight the Freedom of Information options and requirements.

March 23-24, 2007: Best Southwest BookFest in DeSoto

March 23-24, 2007 - Texas Map Society spring meeting in Nacogdoches.

On March 24 2007: Glenwood Cemetery Honored Internees Honored by DRT. “The Daughters of the Republic of Texas District VI will be honoring up to 70 Citizens, Defenders and Veterans of the Republic of Texas who are buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Houston and includes notables such as Anson Jones, Thomas Lubbock, George Herman, Mrs. Augustus Allen and numerous other recognizable names from the Republic of Texas era. The ceremony will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church , 800 Houston Ave. (corner of Washington Ave. ) at 2 pm, Saturday, March 24, just a few blocks from Glenwood cemetery. Many living descendants of the honorees will be there. Please mark your calendar for March 24, 2007 and plan to attend this ceremony with us.” Anita Cooper, District VI Representative, DRT, , 409-945-6849.

March 24-25, 2007: 22nd Annual Goliad Massacre - Fort Defiance Living History Program. “A re-creation of the occupation of the fort by Col. Fannin and the Goliad Massacre. The only event of its kind in the State of Texas.”

March 30-31, 2007: West Texas Historical Association Annual Conference in Abilene.


April 2007: National Poetry Month

April 5-7, 2007: Texas Folklore Society’s 91st Annual Meeting - in San Antonio at the Omni San Antonio.

April 6-7, 2007: Junior Historians Annual Meeting & History Fair

April 11-15, 2007: Texas Library Association Annual Conference at the San Antonio Omni Hotel “Strong Libraries, Strong Communities”

April 12-14, 2007: Annual Historic Preservation Conference, sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission, in Austin at the Lakeway Inn and Conference Center

April 13-14, 2007: Texas Institute of Letters annual meeting in Dallas. NEW WEBSITE NOTICE!

April 13-15, 2007: Sons of the Repubilc of Texas, Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach.

April 14, 2007: Battle of San Jacinto Symposium in Houston at the UH Hilton, sponsored by the Friends of San Jacinto Battleground 281 496-1488

April 15-21: National Coin Week (annually 3rd week of April) “Texas Numismatic Association and the Bellaire Coin Club collaborated with the Dallas Historical Society, the Friends of the San Jacinto Battleground and Sterling Bank to create a historical artifact and paper money exhibit on the Republic of Texas 1836-1846. This is Sterling Bank’s 6th annual Republic of Texas exhibit which celebrates Texas history.” (This exhibit at Sterling Bank in Houston on Gessner) Info: Submitted by James P. Bevill - Texas Numismatic Association-1st V.P 713-993-1505 -

April 17 -20, 2007: Texas Association of Museums annual conference in Austin at the Doubletree. Theme: Becoming Somewhere: Museums in the Mix Texas Association of Museum “represents over 260 museums and 600 individuals throughout Texas and across the nation. The largest state museum association in the nation, TAM provides a network among museums, improves the level of professionalism within the museum community, increases the use and enjoyment of museums by the public, and serves as an information clearinghouse about museums.”

April 19, 2007: The Texas Writers Conference is being held on the Schreiner University campus. Featured guest: Tim Hazell (Sweden/San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) is our featured artist / writer / performer. Writer in residence for a week. Details and schedules TBA. “The Texas Writers Conference features writers from all genres and is held each spring. This event gives the community, students, faculty and staff an opportunity to interact with writers from across the country. Writers showcased in the past include Sandra Cisneros, Joy Harjo, Robert Flynn, Red Steagall, Buck Ramsey, N’Tazake Shange, Kinky Friedman, Ish Kundawala and many more. The event includes afternoon workshops, an open mike, and an evening reading by the showcased writer or panel of writers.”

April 20-22, 2007 - Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art's 5th Annual Spring Symposium in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center.

April 21, 2007: San Jacinto Day Official Commemoration at the Battleground

April 21, 2007 - Permian Basin Historical Society Spring Meeting at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas.

April 21, 2007: 7th Annual North Texas Book Festival in Denton, at 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center.

April 22, 2007: Battle of San Jacinto Triathlon

April 24-25, 2007: The HoustonAssociation of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Annual Conference “Making It Happen!” in Houston (actually in Stafford) at the Stafford Centre.

April 27, 2007: Western Writers Conference, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum,

April 27, 2007: Texas Women’s History Network, first annual conference, at Rice University.

April 27-29, 2007: Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association – Spring Conference, “Out in the West Texas town of El Paso.” TOMFRA is almost fifty years old.
April 28, 2007 - the 37th Annual Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas.

April 26-28, 2007 - Texas Tech University Center for the Southwest and the College of Education, Bilingual Education and Diversity Studies Program - Conference on Hispanics in the Southwest.

April 27-28, 2007: Texas History Day,


May, 2007: National Preservation Month

May 4, 2007: Literary Lubbock- A Benefit Dinner and Evening with Southwestern Authors.

May 5, 2007: Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2007: Friends of Southwestern Art Annual Luncheon at Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

May 19, 2007: Looking for Mules in all the High Places: The Cochran County Historical Commission and Texas’ Last Frontier Museum, in collaboration with the Bailey County Historical Commission, Hockley County Historical Commission and the Muleshoe Heritage Center, will sponsor a nighttime stargazing party at the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge at Paul’s Lake, within the grounds of the refuge east of Highway 214. (H-Texas)

May 24-June 2, 2007: Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville.

May 30-June2, 2007: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting. In Oklahoma City.


June 1-2, 2007: Summer Houston Postcard & Paper Show, The Arabia Shrine Center, Houston Texas

June 8-10, 2007: Texas Folklife Festival. 36th Annual Texas Folklife Festival—Deep in
the Heart of Texans!

June 8-9, 2007: Fort Worth Postcard & Paper Show, Lockheed-Martin Recrteation Center, Fort Worth Texas

June 9-16, 2007: Texas Archeological Society’s summer school will be conducted at Menard using the site of the mid1700’s Presidio de San Saba site. Dr. Tamra Walker leads.

June 12-16, 2007: Western Writers of American Annual Conference in Springfield, Missouri.

June 15–17, 2007: Agents & Editors Conference, Writers’ League of Texas .

June 19, 2007: Juneteenth: Emancipation Day

June 23-24, 2007: Latino Book and Family Festival in Dallas/Fort Worth


July 27-29, 2007: Mayborn Literary Non-fiction Writers Conference of the Southwest, featuring Joyce Carol Oates. Hilton DFW Grapevine, Texas


August 3-4: Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Show. Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association in Denver.

August 3-5, 2007: Western Film Festival, Don Graham speaking.

August 10-11, 2007: German-Texan Heritage Society Annual Meeting and Convention, San Antonio, 512-482-0927.

August 27, 2007: Lyndon B. Johnson Day


September 1, 2007 Brady: World Championship Barbeque Goat Cook-Off & Arts & Crafts Fair in Brady. Contact: .

September 1-2, 2007: 11th Annual Palomino Fest in Uvalde.

September 15, 2007: The Sons of the Republic of Texas requests your presence to honor Texian Navy Day at 11:00 AM at the Texas State Cemetery 909 Navasota Street - Austin, Texas. Keynote speaker will be The Honorable Jerry Patterson, Commissioner, Texas General Land Office, and Governor Perry's representative to the Texas Navy Association Board of Directors, Galveston, Texas. Contact David Hanover, Chairman, Texas Navy Committee, SRT:

September 15, 2007: Texian Navy Day Saturday, September 15, 2007, honoring the Texian Navy for its service to the Republic of Texas. (see: Texas Govt Code 662.051establishing September’s third Saturday of each September.

September 15-16, 2007: Austin Book and Paper Show. At the Wyndam Garden Hotel in Austin. 3401 S. I-35 (Woodward Exit).

September 20, 2007: Preservations Texas’ Preservation Roundtable, in Abilene. With the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Abilene Preservation League’s headquarters. email or call 512.472.0102.

September 20-23, 2007: Texas Pecan Festival in Groves.

September 22, 2007 - Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta / Franklin Mountains State Park Lone Star Legacy at Tom Mays Park. Focus on the animals and plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert. .

September 25-29, 2007: Abilene: 7th Annual West Texas Book & Music Festival in Abilene. . Aannual, 4th weekend in September.

September 27-19, 2007: East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting at Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches.

September 28-30, 2007: Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers. Annual Conference in San Angelo at Angelo State University. NOTICE NEW WEBSITE (old sites:

September 28, 2007: Texas Heritage Living History Day, 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 29-30, 2007: Latino Book & Family Festival in Houston.

September 28-October 21, 2007: Texas State Fair


October: Texas Archeology Month

October: Archives Week in several locations in the state.

October 6, 2007: Permian Basin Fall Meeting in Stanton.

October 3-6, 2007: Western History Association 47th Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

October 5-7, 2007: Friends of the Rosenberg Library Used Book Sale in Galveston.

October 6, 2007: Panhandle-Plains Folklife Festival.

October 6-7, 2007: 14th Annual North Texas Book & Paper Show. Sponsored by the North Texas Booksellers Association. Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. Chris Wright at 972-937-6502 or email:

October 10 - 13, 2007: Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society Convention, Houston Texas - at the Houston Hilton Westchase. See for details on the convention and visit

October 11 - 14, 2007: Austin Steam Train Association meeting, Austin, Texas.

October 12-13, 2007: Fire Ant Festival in Marshall.

October 18-21, 2007: 12th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival in Mission. . Annual, 3rd weekend in October.

October 26-28, 2007: The Texas Archeological Society's 78th Annual Meeting will be held in San Antonio.

October 29, 2007: Celebration of the birth of Texas hero, Juan Seguin.


November? __, 2007: South Texas Historical Association Annual Fall Meeting.

November __, 2007: Museum of Printing History Annual Rare Book Fair,

November 1, 2007: Tea: A Lecture of History & Etiquette. Farmers Branch Historical Park. Contact: Barbara Judkins, 972-919-8731,

November 2-4, 2007: Bookworm Bash in Addison.

November 3, 2007 - Golden Spur Luncheon and 30th Annual National Golden Spur Dinner at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas.

November 3-4, 2007: Texas Book Festival

November 6-7, 2007: North Texas Book & Paper Show, in Fort Worth, with over 60 dealers showing Used and Rare titles in many specialties with a significant number showing Texana titles. Contact: .

November 7-11, 2007: American Literary Translators Association 30th Conference will be in Dallas/Richardson, Texas

November 9-11, 2007: Texas State Reading Association 36th Annual State Literacy Conference. In El Paso, TX
November 9-10: 4th Annual Books on the Bosque. Sponsored by the Bosque Conservatory in Clifton.

November 10, 2007: 5th Annual Houston Book Fair. Museum of Printing History in Houston, 1324 W. Clay. 713 522 4652

November 11, 2007: Veterans’ Day, Celebrate Freedom Week

November 15, 2007: Awards for Excellence benefiting the Dallas Historical Society.

November 29 - December 1 & Dec. 6-8, 2007: 24th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes in Jefferson.

November 21-December 31, 2007: Wonderland of Lights in Marshall.


December 8, 2007: Bastrop’s Historic Homes Tour

December 9, 2007: Brazosport’s Holiday Tour of Homes

December 31, 2007: Marshall’s Wonderland of Lights last day.

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