When the Lone Star State met the Iron Curtain: Recollections of Texas in the Cold War

May 30 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Museum of North Texas History

720 Indiana

Wichita Falls, TX

The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with Sheppard Air Force Base (80th Flight Training Wing Historians Office) and the Museum of North Texas History, will co-host a free oral history training workshop on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m.-noon, opened to the public. The workshop is the seventh in a special two-year series of THC-coordinated Texas in the Cold War oral history training workshops around the state. Email THC Military Historian at william.mcwhorter@thc.texas.gov to register for the free workshop.

These workshops highlight the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the Cold War, including the home front perspective. The workshops are designed for people to learn how to conduct, record, and transcribe oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment.

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.