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Discovering Texas History “Where the West Begins”
January 15, 2013

(Fort Worth, Texas) – The diversity and richness of Texas history will be celebrated when the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) hosts its 117th Annual Meeting, February 28 - March 2, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Students, educators, historians and history enthusiasts can participate in this three-day meeting, which features more than 40 sessions presented by more than 100 historians, 5 banquet events, an exhibit hall featuring new and rare books, a live and silent auction, and three historic tours of Fort Worth.
Sessions will offer a wide range of topics such as “Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: A Pictorial Exhibit of Their Story;” “New Perspectives on Texas Soldiers in World War II;” “The Honky-Tonk Cosmos;” and “Mexican Americans and Sports: The Process of Assimilation and Identity.”  
On Friday, March 1, beginning at 4:00 p.m. TSHA and Heritage Auctions will host the Texana Signature Live Auction. An auction preview and reception will begin at 3:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Texas State Historical Association. With rare books, trips, and Texana collectables, this auction is sure to please any Texas collector.
The Association has hosted an Annual Meeting each year since 1897 to provide a place not only for scholars to gather and share their research but also for teachers, students and researchers to attend sessions and talk with those working in the various fields of Texas history. In addition to providing a platform for academics to share their research, TSHA's Annual Meeting also provides a valuable resource for K-12 educators. Educators can attend the meeting at a reduced rate, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Fieldstone Partners of Houston, and receive continuing education credit.
The Association would also like to recognize the Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, the History Department, and the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University as meeting sponsors. TSHA is also grateful to the University of North Texas, UNT History Department, UNT College of Arts & Sciences, the A. M. Pate Jr. Charitable Trust, the Katrine Menzing Deakins Charitable Trust, and several other organizations and individuals for their sponsorship support in making this meeting possible.
Registration is required to attend TSHA’s Annual Meeting. For full details and pricing, visit or call 940-369-5200.
Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897, and housed at the University of North Texas, the Texas State Historical Association is one of the nation’s most dynamic regional history organizations. Reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship, its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, publication, and educational programs.

Texas State Historical Association, 1155 Union Circle #311580, Denton, TX 76203, Contact: David Degnan, (940) 369-5200,

Published January 15, 2013