McAllen, University of Texas-Pan American, Student Union Theater
The University of Texas-Pan American CHAPS program is launching the Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail.
9:30am coffee/pastry reception
10:00am Session – begins – dedication/ribbon cutting
10:15am CHAPS team introduction of project
10:30am Jerry Thompson - Tejanos in Civil War Texas
11:00am Jim Leiker – The African American Military Experience in the Rio Grande Valley
11:30am – Break (snacks provided)
11:45am Irving Levinson - The Other Civil War: Mexico from 1857 to 1867
12:15pm Steve McBride - Why Do Archaeology of the Civil War? What new stuff can we learn?
12:45pm Rolando Garza - Current Battlefield Archeological Research in Cameron County
1:15pm Wilson Bourgeois - Upcoming events for Cameron County Sesquicentennial Observation May 2015
1:30pm CHAPS comments
1:45pm Donald Drefke – Living history camp exhibit