Events

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Fall 2019 – Sept. 20-21 – Sul Ross State University & Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 FALL MEETING

Additional Information:

Registration Information:

  • General Registration: $100
  • Registration for Sul Ross Faculty & Staff: $50
  • Registration for Sul Ross Students: FREE

Hotel Information: 

Holland Hotel  (http://thehollandhoteltexas.com), 209 West Holland Avenue, Alpine, Texas  79830, Phone: (432) 837-2800

MUST CALL FOR DISCOUNTED RATE

  • Historic boutique hotel.
  • Block dates: September 19-22, 2019
  • Room rates range between $114.75-$157.25.
  • Reservations must be booked by: August 1, 2019
  • Penalty for early check-out: Departing the hotel prior to the scheduled date of departure will be charged one- night room and tax in addition to any charges accrued during the stay.

Holiday Inn Express

MUST CALL FOR DISCOUNTED RATE

2004 East Highway 90, Alpine, Texas  79830, Phone: (432) 837-9697

  • Block dates:  September 19-22, 2019
  • Standard King;  $129.99 per night + 13% tax
  • Standard Double Queen:  $129.99 per night + 13% tax
  • 10 rooms are available in each category
  • Complimentary breakfast, high-speed and wireless Internet access, pool/spa, fitness and business centers
  • Reservations must be booked by: August 19, 2019, 6 p.m. 
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: To  avoid penalty of the first night’s room and tax, WRITTEN notice must be received by August 19, 2019.

Event Schedule

Thursday, September 19:

6:30 PM – Dinner, Come and Take It BBQ, Highway 90, Alpine (Dutch treat)

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • 9:00 AM – Depart Holland Hotel for Fort Davis
  • 9:30 AM – Tour Fort Davis  (admission free with National Park Service pass)
  • 11:30 AM – Depart Fort Davis
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch, Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis (Dutch treat)
  • 2:00 PM – Return to Alpine
  • Afternoon – Explore Alpine shops and galleries
  • 5:00-7:00 PM – Evening reception for Five Centuries of Mexican Maps exhibit, Museum of the Big Bend (included in registration fee)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

  • 8:30 AM – Registration, Espino Center, Sul Ross State University
  • 9:15 AM – Welcome
  • 9:30 AM -Marty Davis, private collector, Five Centuries of Mexican Maps
  • 10:30 AM – Break
  • 11:00 AM – Alex Hidalgo, PhD, Texas Christian University, When Indigenous Maps Ruled Mexico
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Wes Brown – José Antonio de Alzate y Ramirez
  • 2:30 PM – Break
  • 3:00 PM – Matt Walter, Curator of Collections and the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection, Museum of the Big Bend, topic TBD
  • 4:00 PM – Depart
  • 5:30 PM – Cocktails, Holland Hotel (no-host bar)
  • 6:00 PM – Dinner, Holland Hotel (Dutch treat)
  • 7:15 PM – Leave for Star Party, McDonald Observatory (private car)
  • 8:30 PM – Star Party, McDonald Observatory ($12 per person)
  • 11:00 PM – Return to hotel


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Sul Ross State University is a tobacco-free campus


Future Events

Spring 2020 – Houston

Fall 2020 – Arlington


For further information on the Garrett Lectures, please contact Ben Huseman (huseman@uta.edu) or Brenda McClurkin (mcclurkin@uta.edu).


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