Conference on Texas and Texas Trailblazers Awards


Thu Mar 23 2023 at 08:30 am


Witte Museum | San Antonio, TX

MARCH 23 – 24, 2023 | Dive into Texas’ wild and vivid lands, especially its people, their resilience and how they adapted to or impacted the ever-developing Texas.
This year’s Conference on Texas theme, Origin Stories, emboldens all of us to rediscover our relational and familial beginnings, whether we are generational Texans or just arrived. We constitute this great state with its power and foibles, its vastness, and astonishingly fascinating urban spaces, especially the culturally dense San Antonio.
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Pricing: General Admission: $200 per attendee • Educator/Student Admission: $150 per attendee

Thursday, March 23:
- 8:30 a.m.: Coffee and pastries
- 9 a.m.: Greeting by Marise McDermott, President and CEO, Witte Museum
- 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Francis Galan: Angelique, Indigenous Scout of Los Adaes; Phil King: Henri Castro and the Ferdinand Louis Huth Family of Castroville; Facilitator: Gretchen Stieren O’Gorman
- 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Session 2 – Frank de la Teja: Erasmo Seguín and the Paradox of Loyalty; Jack Hebdon, Jr.: The Flour King: C. H. Guenther and Family; Facilitator: Francis Galan
- 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.: 12th Annual Texas Trailblazers Luncheon
- 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Kathleen Glasscock Tomasovic: The Glasscocks – From Circus Artistry to Oil Industry; Moderated by: Patty and Bob Hayes
- 3 – 4 p.m.: Session 4 – Ramón Vásquez: The Descendants Walk Among Us; Ron Davis: Hector Bazy and the Silence of the Archives; Facilitator: Marise McDermott and Aaronetta Pierce
- 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: Session 5 – Ricardo Romo and Fidencio Duran: A Visual Story of Us
- 5:30 – 7 p.m.: VIP Opening Reception for Texas Art: Kinship and Culture
Friday, March 24:
- 9 a.m.: Coffee and pastries
- 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Session 6 – Amy Porter: Families in the Aftermath of the 1813 Battle of Medina; Christina Villarreal: The Bigmouth of East Texas and the Unnamed Mother; Facilitator: Cecilia Ballí
- 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Session 7 – Lionel Sosa: Vaquero, the Original American Cowboy; Facilitator: Marise McDermott and Justin Muñoz

Where is it happening?

Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St,San Antonio,TX,United States, San Antonio, United States

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