Monday, March 19, 2012
Brewster County Courthouse
"The West Texas Historical Association, founded in 1924, will hold its 89th Annual Conference on March 30-31 on the campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, in the heart of the Big Bend country. This year, it will be joined by the Historical Society of New Mexico, the East Texas Historical Association, the Center for Studies of the Big Bend, and the Texas Historical Commission. Dr. Alwyn Barr, Professor Emeritus from Texas Tech University will be featured keynote speaker. Dr. Bruce Glasrud, President of the Association, has invited the public to attend all history presentations that will be held at the Morgan University Center on the Sul Ross State University campus. Topics will range from frontier history, personalities, and 20th Century religious, academic and legal issues affecting the West Texas region. In observance of the Civil War sesquicentennial, a number of important presentations will delve into the West Texas and borderland experience during the war period. Also, a special session on the anniversary of the creation of Brewster County will be featured during the conference. Travis Roberts of the Brewster County Historical Commission has invited attendees to a BBQ lunch Friday March 30 on the Alpine Court House lawn to commemorate the county’s 125th birthday. Book exhibits and other items will be on display, and a silent auction will be held until 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. Following the conference on the 31st, a tour of the Fort Davis area and a buffet at the Prude Ranch will be offered. Visitors are invited to make plans now to attend the conference. For more information go to www.wtha.org or call 806-742-9076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."