East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting
Oct
12
to Oct 14

East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

The East Texas Historical Association invites proposals for papers and sessions for its 2017 annual fall meeting to be held in Galveston, TX at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Resort on October 12-14, 2017.

Please send ASAP proposals to: Program Chair Heather Wooten at hgwooten77@gmail.comProposals for papers and sessions deadline is May 15th.

Please go to https://etha.wildapricot.org/ to print out a Proposals worksheet Word Document form

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Book Signing/Talk - Historic Washington, Arkansas
Apr
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Book Signing/Talk - Historic Washington, Arkansas

  • 1914 Schoolhouse, Historic Washington State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park

Looking forward very much to this presentation in Historic Washington, Arkansas sponsored by the Southwest Area Regional Archive (SARA), part of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. If you have never been to this historic site or to the archive you are missing some real gems. The event will be held in the 1914 Schoolhouse in Old Washington.

SARA is where my research started and my presentation will be completely different than any other, focusing on not only Trammel's Trace but the Southwest Trail that brought people across Arkansas to the Great Bend of the Red River.  Here is the full press release from the Arkansas State Archives.  Please see the information below to register for attendance.

                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       March 15, 2017

                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       March 15, 2017

Danyelle McNeill
Arkansas State Archives
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Washington - The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) and the SARA Foundation will host a lecture and book signing at 2 p.m. on Sat., Apr. 15, 2017, at the 1914 Schoolhouse in Historic Washington State Park, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.

Gary Pinkerton, author of Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North, will present the history of Trammel’s Trace, the first road from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. The road was named for Nicholas Trammel and served as a smuggler’s road between the two areas. Mr. Pinkerton will also sign copies of his book after his lecture. Light refreshments will be served.

The lecture is free but registration is required. Registration is limited and deadline for registration will be Thursday, April 13.

State Historian and Archives Director Dr. Lisa Speer noted that having Mr. Pinkerton to SARA to speak about Trammel’s Trace is especially fitting. “Gary used the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives extensively in his research for this book,” said Speer. “He built on the work of James and Mary Dawson, who had conducted research in the 1940s, and later donated their materials to the archives at Historic Washington. In a sense, Gary’s lecture and book signing brings his research on Trammel’s Trace full circle.”

Located in Historic Washington State Park, the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is a branch of the Arkansas State Archives and is dedicated to collecting and preserving primary source materials that bring together the unique history, culture, and heritage of Southwest Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Archives is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and is responsible for collecting and maintaining the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.

Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include the Arkansas Arts Council, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

For more information or to register, contact events.archives@arkansas.gov or call 501-682-6900.

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Authors, Archaeology, and Austin - Book Signing/Talk
Apr
8
9:00am 9:00am

Authors, Archaeology, and Austin - Book Signing/Talk

  • San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Bellville Historical Society sponsors "Authors, Archaeology, Stephen F. Austin and Santa Anna at San Felipe!" I will be doing a presentation on Trammel's Trace at 1:00 pm.

10:00 a.m. - Santa Anna at San Felipe!  Most Texans are aware of Houston's retreat that ended in victory at the Battle of San Jacinto; Santa Anna's travels to the same battleground brought him to San Felipe for three days in early April of 1836 - hear about current insights regarding the Mexican military campaign and the headquarters of Austin's Colony.

11:00 a.m. - Dan Worrall, Pleasant Bend: Upper Buffalo Bayou and the San Felipe Trail in the 19th Century.

Noon - Author meet-and-greet; have your copies of these books autographed onsite

1:00 p.m. - Author Gary Pinkerton, Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North.

2:00 p.m. - Archaeology!   Update on recent archaeology related to the revolutionary government in San Felipe and a special presentation by Matthew Loocke, Lab Manager and Research Engineering Scientist, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, University of Texas - Arlington on recent analysis of some San Felipe artifacts.

3:00 p.m. - Museum Construction Project Update.  Every event attendee that makes a donation to the capital campaign project for the new museum at San Felipe de Austin will be entered into a drawing for a 'hardhat' tour of the construction site at 5:30 p.m..! Ten participants will be selected - tour invitees must be present at the drawing to win and must be wearing closed-toe shoes. Tour takes place immediately following the drawing.

4:00 p.m. - Stephen F. Austin!  Researcher Bruce Clavey shares new information on Austin's time imprisoned in Mexico City in the Palace of the Inquisition!

Ongoing throughout the day - grounds tour of the current archaeological landscape, hands-on activities and a small archaeology exhibit inside the replica cabin.

Free admission and fun for all!

For more information about the event call 979-885-2181, or go to www.visitsanfelipedeaustin.com

 

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Meeting/Book Signing - Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Mar
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Meeting/Book Signing - Daughters of the Republic of Texas

  • Christ Episcopal Church Parish House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A presentation and discussion with the Nacogdoches chapter of the DRT, not only about the history of Trammel's Trace but about how to remember it through historical markers and education.

This is not a typical presentation. Discussion will be a focused on the possible placement of a Trammel's Trace DRT marker within Nacogdoches. Anyone interested in that subject is invited.

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Book Signing/Talk - Jefferson Historical Museum
Feb
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Book Signing/Talk - Jefferson Historical Museum

This presentation will focus on Trammel's Trace in Marion County.

Event will be sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society & Museum in cooperation with the Marion County Historical Commission. It will be held at the Jefferson Historical Museum in the second floor art gallery.  (NOTE: There is no elevator to the second floor.)

Looking forward to a discussion with a room full of folks who are well-versed in Texas history and curious to learn more about Trammel's Trace. And to the wine and cheese.  For additional information call: 

    Marsha Jones 972-672-8584

    Jefferson Historical Society Museum 903-665-2775

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Book Signing/Talk - Harrison Co. Historical Museum
Feb
18
10:00am10:00am

Book Signing/Talk - Harrison Co. Historical Museum

  • Harrison County Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On the earliest survey maps for the Republic of Texas, the path of Trammel's Trace was noted more often in Harrison County than in any of the others it crossed. From the Big Cypress Bayou in the north to the "Bloody Prairie," the Sabine River and Ramsdale's Ferry in the south, the history of the first road to Texas in Harrison County is unlike any other.

In this presentation, we will take a look at that route and tell the unique stories of Trammel's Trace before Marshall was founded in 1841.

The presentation will be in the courtroom of the beautifully restored old Harrison County Courthouse.

For more information call the museum at 903-935-8417 Ext. 1.

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Book Signing/Talk - Travis Co. Archaeological Society
Feb
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Book Signing/Talk - Travis Co. Archaeological Society

This very special presentation is for the regular monthly meeting of the Travis County Archaeological Society. The group has agreed to open up the meeting for others who may be interested.

Given the unique nature of the group, this presentation will focus heavily on the route and its place in the history of east Texas.

Dinner is at 6pm, the program starts around 7pm.

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Book Signing/Talk - Mt. Enterprise Community Center
Jan
28
11:30am11:30am

Book Signing/Talk - Mt. Enterprise Community Center

For anyone in this part of east Texas, this is the event for you. You get lunch, you get to support the Friends of the Mt. Enterprise Library, and you get to pick up your copy of Trammel's Trace

There will be an enthusiastic group of attendees. Mt. Enterprise is where both my parents grew up and where we still have family land with remains of Trammel's Trace crossing through the woods. 

This is a fund raiser for the library, so raid the rainy day fund and bring enough money to get yourself a book, a superior baked potato lunch for $10, and then you can buy a homemade dessert to take home with you after the session. 

Really looking forward to this event.  Call 903.822.3532 if you need more information.

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Book Signing/Talk - Linden Heritage Foundation
Jan
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Book Signing/Talk - Linden Heritage Foundation

The Linden Heritage Foundation is doing great things in Cass County. Immediately following their Annual Meeting they will be hosting my presentation and including a broad group from the community in the discussion about Trammel's Trace.

The presentation will be in the District Courtroom of the Historic Cass County Courthouse.

 

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Book Signing/Talk - Hughes Springs Area Library
Dec
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

Book Signing/Talk - Hughes Springs Area Library

Jean Austin and Friends of the Library will host a presentation on Trammel's Trace followed by a book signing. Trammel's Trace ran just to the east of downtown near an old Choctaw village. One of the many treasure legends of east Texas is also part of the mythology of the city. Thanks to efforts by local "rut nuts", many landowner visits have been made to identify remains of the trail. This should be an exciting and interesting discussion.

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Book Signing/Talk - Pecan Point Brewing Company
Nov
19
2:30pm 2:30pm

Book Signing/Talk - Pecan Point Brewing Company

What better place to have a send-up for a book on Texas and Arkansas history than the city that splits the two states at a restaurant owned by a guy who appreciates history, AND great food.

The book is part of the Red River Valley Books series sponsored by Texas A&M University-Texarkana and they will be hosting. We will be there from 2:30 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and I'll do a brief talk at 3pm. Come hungry. . . check out Pecan Point on Facebook!

 

Looking forward to seeing my friends from NE Texas and SW Arkansas!

Looking forward to seeing my friends from NE Texas and SW Arkansas!

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Book Signing - Syrup Festival
Nov
12
9:00am 9:00am

Book Signing - Syrup Festival

If you have never been to the Syrup Festival sponsored by the Depot Museum in Henderson, Texas you have missed a truly wonderful event.  

This year I will be there for the very first unveiling of the book! Our table will be on the south side of the Museum building near the storytellers.

History comes to life in the form of recreations, buildings, and story-telling, and there are vendors, music, food galore. The festival runs from 9am to 5pm. Follow the signs for parking. It's BIG. See you there!

Syrup Festival Schedule and Events

 

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TV Interview - The Morning Show, KFDM, Beaumont TX
Nov
11
7:25am 7:25am

TV Interview - The Morning Show, KFDM, Beaumont TX

I'll be appearing on local TV in Beaumont on Friday, November 11th on The Morning Show hosted by Dan Gresham. Dan and I went to high school together and he is a fixture on the CBS affiliate in Beaumont. There will be two short segments at 7:25 and 8:25.  Go to work late that day. 

Here's more about the star of the show.  Also check our Dan's growing avocation as an artist. 

http://kfdm.com/station/people/dan-gresham.  

http://blog.beaumontenterprise.com/cat5/2016/11/01/kfdms-dan-gresham-absorbed-in-abstract-expression-through-art/

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Book Sale - Texas Book Festival, Austin
Nov
5
to Nov 6

Book Sale - Texas Book Festival, Austin

The Texas Book Festival (TBF) began with a simple purpose: to bring authors and readers together in a celebration of literature and literacy. It is held on the Capitol grounds. You will see their big tent right in the corner on the grounds.

The Festival has grown into one of the nation’s premier annual literary events, featuring 275+ authors of the year’s best books and drawing more than 40,000 book lovers of all ages. 

Though I will not be one of the 275 authors scrambling for attention, Texas A&M University Press will be there with my book under their big tent. If you are in Austin this weekend, stop by and get the book and say hello to their BRILLIANT acquisitions editor, Jay Dew.

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Author Table - El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival
Oct
22
10:00am10:00am

Author Table - El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival

No books for delivery at this date, but Mickey and I will setup an author table and help with pre-orders for the book.

Looking forward to seeing the new structure and, for me, all new exhibits. Great speakers and lots to see.  Hope anyone in the area will come over to Alto and enjoy a beautiful fall day.  Admission is free. 

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Panel Discussion @ ETHA Conference
Oct
14
1:30pm 1:30pm

Panel Discussion @ ETHA Conference

I will be a member of a panel chaired by Winston Sosebee for the East Texas Historical Association conference in Nacogdoches. 

The topic is "Living Outside the Ivory Tower: The Unique Role of the Independent Scholar."  Other panelists include Mary Jo O'Rear and Chuck Parsons.

See the full meeting program at http://easttexashistorical.org/8-2016/ETHAFall2016Meeting%20.pdf.   

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