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REASON AMID CHAOS: Sam Houston’s Lonely Effort to Stop the Civil War


What’s Happening?

Modern Times is back! But in a new, exciting, and COVID-19 safe way! We are moving Modern Time out onto our gorgeous front lawn, and under an open tent! Plus, for the first time EVER we are taking the show online! Now you can even participate in the lecture even when you can’t be here. So let’s step back in time for Season 15 of Modern Times, America at War: 1855-1865.

Sam Houston stood at the center of a boiling storm as the Civil War approached Texas. Both honored and vilified as the only Southern senator to oppose secession, then as Texas's wily Governor trying to subvert the rush toward Civil War, Sam Houston's lonely campaign to unite a fragmenting country on common ground holds eerie resonance in our own times. Come learn the story of how Sam Houston encouraged unity in the face of divisive times.

To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure open airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.

Jim Haley will be signing his books Sam Houston and Captain Putnam for the Republic of Texas before and after the event. Be sure to pre-order your book in our online store to pick it up at the event, or to have a copy signed and shipped to you after the event.

 

Modern Times is back! But in a new, exciting, and COVID-19 safe way! We are moving Modern Time out onto our gorgeous front lawn, and under an open tent! Plus, for the first time EVER we are taking the show online! Now you can even participate in the lecture even when you can’t be here. So let’s step back in time for Season 15 of Modern Times, America at War: 1855-1865.

Sam Houston stood at the center of a boiling storm as the Civil War approached Texas. Both honored and vilified as the only Southern senator to oppose secession, then as Texas's wily Governor trying to subvert the rush toward Civil War, Sam Houston's lonely campaign to unite a fragmenting country on common ground holds eerie resonance in our own times. Come learn the story of how Sam Houston encouraged unity in the face of divisive times.

To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure open airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.

Jim Haley will be signing his books Sam Houston and Captain Putnam for the Republic of Texas before and after the event. Be sure to pre-order your book in our online store to pick it up at the event, or to have a copy signed and shipped to you after the event.

 

About The Organization
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.
When & Where?
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, Texas
$5.00

Special Instructions
Free parking behind the Museum!

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