The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 100, July 1996 - April, 1997 Page: 236
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
When the TSHA was established in 1897 the founders probably gave
little thought to what Texas would be like a century later. They were no
doubt more concerned about documenting the state's past as a part of
Mexico or as an independent republic, much of which they had lived
through. That fascinating past is still of great interest to the TSHA and
its members as we prepare to enter our second century as an organiza-
tion, and when we gather on March 6-8, 1997, to celebrate our first
hundred years we know that you will want to be there.
We have planned more sessions and presentations than ever for our
centennial meeting, ranging from a discussion of the real Emily D. West
(the supposed 'Yellow Rose of Texas" who allegedly entertained Santa
Anna in his tent as Sam Houston's men charged across the prairie at the
Battle of San Jacinto) to papers on Tejanos, cowboys, Texas Rangers,
folklore, Reconstruction, the Camino Real, women , cowboy poetry,
country music, ranching, oil, and the TSHA itself.
Things will kick off Thursday with the heart and soul of all TSHA
meetings-a full plate of sessions on Texas history all day long. Our
Thursday luncheon will be the women's history banquet with UT Austin
President Robert Berdahl as guest speaker and the awarding of the an-
nual Liz Carpenter Award for the best work in the field of women's his-
tory. That evening we will have a "Happy Centennial Birthday TSHA"
party with music of the Big Band era provided by longtime Association
member and former TSHA director of education Ken Ragsdale and his
orchestra. Friday will feature more sessions, and our awards luncheon
where we will learn who has won our various awards for the best books
and articles of the year. The afternoon will squeeze in our much-antici-
pated Texana auction-rare books, maps, etc.-plus the on-going ses-
sions. That evening president Cissy Stewart Lale will present her
Saturday will feature more presentations on Texas history, and during
the morning we will find out who has won the hundreds of books, maps,
and other Texana items in our always-fun silent auction, a source of
great buys and friendly competition. Luncheon that day will be the Fel-
lows Banquet where new TSHA Fellows will be announced and we will
have yet another speaker.
It promises to be a spectacular meeting and one that all TSHA mem-
bers will want to be sure to attend. As we celebrate our one-hundredth
anniversary in high style, we will have some special features to make the
meeting memorable. We will be raffling off limited edition TSHA books,
Here’s what’s next.
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