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Upcoming Events

 

Looking Back: 50 Years after the UT Tower Shooting

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 pm, Austin History Center

  • The Austin History Center invites you to the opening of its newest exhibit “Looking Back: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting” on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm. To open the exhibit the Center will host the launch of a new book looking back at this tragedy, Texas Tower Sniper: America’s First Campus Active Shooter by Monte Akers, Nathan Akers, and Dr. Roger Friedman. The three authors will talk about why they decided to write the book, why the event still resonates with Austin, issues that the book addresses or debunks, and then close with the psychology of mass killings and how trauma affects society. A book signing will follow the program and light refreshments will be served. 

 

Current Press Releases

Our Handcrafted History ~ The Art and Craft of Fortunat Weigl and Peter Mansbendel

 

 

Archived Press Releases

2015

Making the Grade: Austin's First Public Schools

Austin's Majestic Palace: The Paramount Turns 100

Neighborhood Bound: Austin's Mobile Libraries

La Loma Film Screening

Divided City: Civil War & Reconstruction in Austin

3rd Annual Beer Garden Social

Book Release: Austin's First Cookbook: Our Home Recipes, Remedies and Rules of Thumb

Meet Aralyn Hughes: Author of Kid Me Not

 

2014

Austin 175: From Cabins to Skyscrapers

Backwards in High Heels: Getting Women Elected, 1842-1990

Meet Debra Winegarten, Author of Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

Meet Carole Sikes, Author of Hudson Bend and the Birth of Lake Travis

Meet the Author: Richard Zelade

Meet the Author: Carol O’Keefe Wilson

Beer Garden Social: The Wit and Wisdom of Ann Richards

Effecting Change: Panel discussion with former Austin Mayor Carole Keeton and former State Representative Wilhelmina Delco

Meet the Author: Ricky Stein

Opening reception for Backwards in High Heels

Queremos Realizar Nuestra Musica Para Usted: Official Opening Reception for Latinas in the Live Music Capital of the World

 

2013

How to Prepare a Possum: 19th Century Cuisine in Austin

Meet the Author: Julian Read

Birthday of a Beautiful Building: 80 Years and Beyond at 810 Guadalupe Street

Southern Food Matters: Race, Class, and Gender in Tomatoes, Biscuits, and Greens

Meet the Author: Beth Fowler

Beer Garden Social: A 19th Century Family Experience

Black Enterprise: Remembering Austin's Pioneering Entrepeneurs

Opening Reception for Black Citizens Task Force Collection

 

2012

Austin’s “Mexico”: A Forgotten Downtown Neighborhood

O. Henry: A Short Story

O. Henry's Citywide Birthday Party

South Asian American Digital Archive Lecture & Reception with Samip Mallick

Building a Community: The First Century of African American Life in Travis County

Archives Clinic at the Austin History Center

The First Picture Shows Panel Discussion

The First Picture Shows: Historic Austin Movie Houses Reception and Tour

Walking Tour of Austin Deco Buildings

Celebrate South Asian American History in Austin

Ben Thompson Dedication and Conference

Austin Neighborhoods: Rosewood and Pemberton Heights

AHC's "Abriendo Brecha" Screens at SXSW

The First Picture Shows: Historic Austin Movie Houses

 

2011

Sounding Together: 100 Years of the Austin Symphony

Deco and Moderne: Austin Architecture of the 1930s

 

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