Texas Map Society 2017 Spring Meeting

April 21-22

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Star-of-the-Republic Museum

Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington County, TX

Schedule for Spring Meeting

Friday, April 21
College Station

3:30-6:00 pm – Tour of Two Exhibits

Cushing Memorial Library & Archives • Texas A&M University • 400 Spence St.Main Campus near the Central Campus Garage, College Station

Shifting Frontiers: Texas From Spain to Space (1st Floor)
The exhibition features unique and rare items in a wide variety of forms, including maps, books, manuscripts, photographs, textiles and audiovisual materials. The exhibition documents the culture and history of Texas from the early days to the present time.

Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection (2nd Floor)
The exhibition features maps from literature, games, television shows, and movies – including maps of Narnia, Middle Earth, Star Trek, and Hogwarts. Fine gallery guides accompany both of these beautiful exhibits. Other selected maps from the Texas A&M University map collections will be on view until 6:00 pm.

6:30 pm – Informal Dinner

A room is reserved for Texas Map Society members
and guests at the Chicken Oil Company
3600 S. College Ave. • Bryan, Texas 77801


Saturday, April 22

Meeting – Star of the Republic Museum
23200 Park Road 12 • Washington, Texas 77880

9:30-9:45 am


Russell Martin, TMS President and Assistant Dean for Collections and Director, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Dallas

Brenda McClurkin, TMS Vice President and Head, Special Collections, UTA Libraries

9:45-10:45 am

Mapping Violence in Early Nineteenth Century Texas, Sam Haynes, Professor of History and Director of the Center of Greater Southwestern Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington

10:45-11:00 am – Break

11:00-12:00 am

The Other Lewis and Clark: The Ouachita River Expedition of Dunbar and HunterAndrew Milson, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington

12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm – Tour Star of the Republic Museum

2:00-3:00 pm –

Washington-on-the-Brazos: Texas Capital to State Historic Site, Rick McCaslin, Professor of History at the University of North Texas, Denton

3:00-3:30 pm – Closing Statements and Tour Directions

Russell Martin
Brenda McClurkin
Ben Huseman
Secretary of Texas Map Society and Cartographic Archivist, Special Collections, UTA Libraries

3:30-6:30 pm

Historical Tour of Selected Washington County Sites

7:00 pm – Dinner (on your own)

Sunday, April 23
More Touring (on your own)