Texas in the Cold War: Oral History Training Workshop

Sep 5 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Reagan Lodge A. F. & A. M. No. 1037 - Houston

1606 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX

The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with the Harris County Historical Commission, will co-host a free oral history training workshop at the Reagan Lodge on Saturday, September 5 from 9am to noon. The workshop is the eighth in a special two-year series of THC-coordinated Texas in the Cold War oral history training workshops around the state. These workshops highlight the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the Cold War, including the home front perspective. The workshop is designed for people to learn how to conduct, record, and transcribe oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment.

WHO: Harris County Historical Commission members and THC historians
WHAT: Free Texas in the Cold War Oral History Training Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, September 5 (9 a.m.-noon)
WHERE: Reagan Lodge A. F. & A. M. No. 1037
1606 Heights Blvd.

Public welcome—seating is limited, please call 512.463.5833 or email william.mcwhorter@thc.texas.gov to pre-register

BACKGROUND: The workshop series When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain: Recollections of Texas in the Cold War, is built on the foundation of the THC’s national award-winning Texas in World War II Initiative. This project endeavors to preserve the service and sacrifices of Texans during the Cold War. Funding for the workshop series was made possible through the generous support of The Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, which also helped support the THC’s Texas in World War II Initiative’s oral history workshop series in 2004.