2018 Annual Meeting Events


Enhance your Annual Meeting experience

Go beyond the sessions. Mingle with fellow meeting attendees and enjoy distinguished speakers in a variety of settings, from breakfasts and luncheons to mixers and dinners. Taking advantage of the Texas history each host city offers, Annual Meeting events are held both at the meeting hotel and offsite in unique and historically relevant locations.

Thursday, March 8

Women in Texas History Luncheon (noon) 

Join us as TSHA presents the Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book on the History of Women and the Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship in Texas Women’s History.  Enjoy former TSHA President Dr. Merline Pitre’s presentation Reckoning With Gender and Fighting Jim Crow: Lynn Eusan—University of Houston’s first  African American Homecoming Queen.

Graduate Student Mixer (5:00 pm)

This networking mixer for graduate students and academics is a great opportunity to discuss the latest research in Texas history, get advice from experts in the field, and make professional connections.

President-Elect’s Reception (6:30 pm) 

Let us warmly welcome Sarita Hixon, TSHA’s incoming 2018-2019 President, at a celebratory reception among the mint-condition vintage automobiles at Dick’s Classic Garage.

Friday, March 9

Book Lovers’ & Texana Collectors’ Breakfast (7:30 am)

Celebrate your love of Texas history by attending this early morning event which will feature the presentation, To Paraphrase Noah Smithwick—The Evolution of a Dealer,  by Ollie Crinklemeyer, appraiser/collector and owner of Crinkstuff.

Fellows Luncheon & Awards Presentation (noon)

Please join us as we celebrate the scholarship of TSHA and present our book awards, award research fellowships, present the Bryan Leadership in Education awards, and induct the newest fellows to the Association. Former TSHA Chief Historian, Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell, will present Sea of Blood and Smoking Ruin: Sam Houston on Slavery
and Sectionalism

President’s Dinner (6:30 pm)   

Please join us for dinner in the Embassy Suites Spring Lake Salon for a dinner to honor Dr. Paula Mitchell Marks, who will make a final presentation in her capacity as outgoing TSHA President. Her Presidential address will be Diamond Years: The Career of Austin Photographer Ava Crofford.

Saturday, March 10

Coffee with Author Ty Smith (8-9 am)

Join us for coffee and books at 8 am in the exhibit hall before the day’s sessions start!  Thomas T. “Ty” Smith, one of the leading experts on Texas military history, will be signing copies of The Old Army in the Big Bend of Texas: The Last Cavalry Frontier, 1911-1921, which has recently been published by the Texas State Historical  Association.

The Witte Museum Tour, San Antonio (12:30-5 pm)  

Take a field trip to the highly acclaimed Witte Museum in San Antonio. Founded in 1926, the museum’s most recent addition is the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center. The city of San Antonio will be in the midst of celebrating the tricentennial of its founding in 1718 and the Museum will be hosting the exhibition 300 Years of San Antonio History: Confluence and Culture. Boxed picnic lunches will be provided on the bus.