Heritage, Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1992 Page: 24
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San Antonio Historical
Photography Exhibit Opens
A photographic exhibit, drawn from
the Institute of Texan Culture's Zintgraff
Collection, focuses on the past 50 years in
and around San Antonio. Images include
industrial and commercial operations,
cityscapes, landscapes, and special events.
Taken together, these photographic topics
form a broad view of San Antonio's rich
The exhibit, which opened July 14 and
will run through September 27, is cosponsored
by the family of John White and the
City of San Antonio Department of Arts
and Cultural Affairs. The photographic
exhibit, being held in the Lower Gallery of
the Institute, located at 801 South Bowie
Street in San Antonio, is free and open to
Call (512) 226-7651 for more information
and viewing schedule.
Pioneer Sunday To Be Held in
September in San Antonio
Families can sample the spirit of frontier
Texas life through hands-on experiences
including crafts, games, and music
during the special Pioneer Sunday, set for
September 27 on the Back 40 of the Institute
of Texan Cultures in San Antonio.
Activities will take place in the interpretive
areas of the Institute's Back 40: the
one-room schoolhouse, frontier fort, Hill
Country barn, immigrant wagon, tipi,
windmill, and adobe house. All events are
free and open to the public.
Call the Institute of Texan Cultures in
San Antonio at (512) 226-7651 for additional
information regarding Pioneer
Living History Day Scheduled
For Historic Fort Stockton
The public is invited to come to Fort
Stockton and experience Living History
Day, scheduled for October 24. The event
will be an all-day celebration that will
depict aspects of life at a frontier army post
during the 1870s.
There will be wagon train and trail rides
escorted by reenactment soldiers. Other
day's activities include a chuck wagon
cook-off, mounted saber drills, artillery
demonstrations, weapons display, and small
arms demonstrations. Additionally, there
will be demonstrations by quilters, broom
and brush makers, flint knappers, and many
The day's events will include a barbecue
lunch, musical performances during the
day, and a period dance that evening.
Military scouts first camped near the
place that is now called Fort Stockton in
1851. It was named Camp Stockton in
honor of Captain Robert Field Stockton, a
prominent Navy officer in the 1850s. Military
presence was formally established in
Camp Stockton by a detachment of 20
men of the 1st and 8th Infantries, U.S.
Army in December 1858. The post protected
travelers and settlers on the roads
and trails that made use of the abundant
water supply of Comanche Springs.
For additional information or to obtain
tickets for the Living History Day events,
contact Fort Stockton Curator Carey
Behrends at (915) 336-2400, or write to
Historic Fort Stockton, 300 East Third
Street, Fort Stockton, Texas 79735.
Historical Foundation Board
Meets in Houston in April
Houston was the site of the second
quarterly 1992 meeting of the members of
the Texas Historical Foundation Board of
On Friday evening, the Board was
treated to a Mexican dinner at the magnificently
restored Heights home of board
members David and Christine Bebout.
The Saturday morning Board meeting
at the Lancaster Hotel in downtown Houston
included a review of the Historical
Foundation's current financial status and
available funds and grants. Additionally, it
was noted that the Finance Committee was
studying investment strategies and would
be prepared for a discussion of that topic at
the July meeting.
Nominating Committee chairman
David Bebout reported the nomination of
the following Foundation officers for a
two-year period: John B. Meadows, president;
W.P. Wright Jr., vice president; Bidda
Reed, secretary; Michael Weil, treasurer;
Ann McDonald, historical photography;
and Bonnie McKee and John McRae, archaeology.
Bebout also noted that William
J. Sibley of Christine, Texas, had agreed to
join the Foundation's board of directors.
Other new board members, Geraldine
Ballard of Fort Worth and Rich Atwell of
Fredericksburg, will also be welcomed
aboard at the July meeting in Austin.
Future board meeting dates were also
set: Membership/Board Meeting, July 2425
in Austin; andBoard Meeting, October
22-25 in Fort Davis.
Following the adjournment of the board
meeting, the group journeyed by bus to the
San Jacinto Battlefield Monument where
they enjoyed a reception sponsored by the
San Jacinto Museum of History Association
staff. That was followed by a reenactment
of the Battle at San Jacinto. Board
member Victor Treat of Texas A&M, set
the stage by providing a delightful narrative
of the events leading up to the Battle
of San Jacinto.
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