Current Exhibits - Austin History Center


Visitors at the opening reception for "Making the Grade," 2015

Current Exhibits

Discovering Place: Images from the St. Edward’s University Documentary Photography Project

Austin History Center / November 5, 2019 – January 19, 2020

The St. Edward's University Austin Documentary Photography Project is a partnership between St. Edward's University and the Austin History Center wherein students learned how to create visually engaging and intellectually challenging stories of the people and places of Austin. The partnership resulted in the St. Edward's University Austin Documentary Photography Project Collection (AR.2019.026), consisting primarily of digital photographs documenting various facets of the Austin area community as selected by the student photographers. Selections from the collection are now on display.





Off the Rails: The Rise and Fall of Austin's Streetcars

Austin History Center / December 11, 2018 - 

This exhibit documents the history of the operation of streetcars in Austin from 1875 to 1940. The chosen photographs and documents highlight the impact that the transit system had upon the city’s growth and development. Conflict with rideshare companies, issues of mobility and transportation, and electric light rail might all seem like modern issues, but the story of the streetcar proves otherwise and offers us an example of how Austin has attempted to deal with these questions in the past.

The exhibit will be on display at the Austin History Center through the fall of 2019.




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