Topic: History

Briscoe Collection Shows Evolution of Old Glory

July 2, 2015
The Centennial Flag of 1876

However you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, you’ll surely see Old Glory waving over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Look inside the Briscoe Center for American History’s flag collection to see how the star-spangled banner has changed over time. 

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Juneteenth a time to reflect on race relations

June 16, 2015

As Texas and the rest of the nation celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth — when enslaved Africans in Texas were notified that the Civil War had ended and they were free — we should take this opportunity to reflect on current race...

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The Greatest Patriotic Duty: Address the True Burden of War

May 26, 2015
American Flag

Our wars have never really ended on the date when battlefield hostilities ceased. The costs are always greater than anticipated, and we pay the bills much longer than we expect.

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University of Texas Welcomes TSHA Back Home to Austin

May 8, 2015

UT Austin is welcoming the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) back to campus, where it was founded and operated for 108 years, to support the teaching and preservation of Texas history.

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Lincoln’s Assassination and the Theatre of Melodrama

April 13, 2015

John Wilkes Booth was born into the theatre. His father, Junius Brutus Booth, was one of the country’s most prominent actors in the 1820s and 1830s. He brought in his sons, Junius, Jr., Edwin and John.

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