The Briscoe Center is proud to partner with the Bullock Museum to present a special exhibition, Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection. The exhibit is now on display at the Bullock Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall. It will offer a rare opportunity for visitors to see pieces from the most significant collection of 19th-century Texas furniture in existence. Approximately 40 pieces of furniture, as well as other highlights from the Winedale collection, are on display.
The Texas Way: Money, Power, Politics, and Ambition at The University is now available for pre-order. This engaging memoir details Cunningham’s seven years as president of The University of Texas at Austin and his eight years as chancellor of the UT System. Along the way he relates accounts of the issues UT faced during that time, including fraternity hazing, affirmative action, the demise of the Southwest Conference and the creation of the Big 12, apartheid and divestment protests, the future of higher education in Texas, and many other issues.
The Briscoe Center’s new quilt exhibit, Red and White and a Bit of Another Color, will premier at the 2013 Bonham Quilt Hop at the Bonham Visitor’s Center and the Sam Rayburn Museum, a division of the Briscoe Center. In February 2014, an expanded version of this exhibit will be on view in at the Winedale Historical Complex, also a division of the center.
The Briscoe Center’s newly redesigned newsletter is now available online. Using the latest e-magazine software for enhanced reading, the newsletter covers the center’s latest news, events, exhibits, and publications, as well as exploring how the center’s collections are preserved and used by others. The center’s e-news bulletins are now archived as well.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has selected The University of Texas at Austin as a distinguished institution for training the next generation of history teachers. The Briscoe Center recently participated in the training of GLI teachers during a weeklong seminar. The workshop aims to bring new excitement about history into classrooms.