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Moving Forward - Juneteenth 2021

Saturday, June 19th, 2021
View for FREE at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OUlBmgxB5c

Celebrate Juneteenth with us! Our theme is "Freedom's Legacy: Moving Forward." Reflecting on the African-American ties, we see the Eagle as a symbol of knowing your self-worth and valuing the concept of Know Thyself and Believe.

Poet-Storyteller Oba William King returns to share insights, to uplift us and remind us of the history of Juneteenth. We will sing with him, learn from him, love his drum beats, and be inspired by him. He says, "In the process of learning we lose fear." Together in a family and community, we learn that we are stronger. By choosing pillars or goals of life to follow, we thrive and help each other together. Let the celebration begin!

 

 


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Virtual Awards Ceremony 2021 Online Art and Essay Contest, Outstanding Educators, and Spotlight on BVAEA Art Educators

Join us in celebrating local student artists and writers, outstanding educators and local art teachers. This year’s participants created work that reflects on the themes of Environmental Art and Environmental Issues.

 

 


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Author Susan Berfield with Dr. H.W. Brands: “The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism”

Journalist and Author Susan Berfield will share insights about her book “The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism” on May 6. Selected by Amazon editors as one of the best of 2020, Berfield’s book takes us back to when President Theodore Roosevelt and Banker J.P. Morgan battled in the courts to determine the balance of power between government and big business. 

Susan Berfield is an award-winning feature writer and investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News.

Dr. H.W. Brands, History Professor and Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, will act as moderator.

 
 

 

 

George Bush Waves from Train

Presidential Trains from 1833 to 2018, Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush

Join Author Bob Withers and Dr. Robert Holzweiss as they take us back in time to explore the unique train stories of Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, and George H.W. Bush.

 
 
 

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"George to George" Shaping the Nation by our Constitution

This educational program is learning-centric by engaging participants through Vocabulary Challenges and Discussion Issues as well as Role-Playing. The program is constructed in such a way as to permit viewers to watch the complete 45-minute program in one sitting or to divide it into smaller viewing segments.

 
 
 

 


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Who Done It? Presidential Investigation - Professional Development

Jennifer Gaona, a well-established leader of curriculum, presents for educators the ins and outs of the "Who Done It?" Premier Program for elementary and secondary students. “Who Done It?” challenges students to analyze, according to their grade level, primary source quotes, images and speeches of war-time presidents.

 
 
 
 

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Bush News – Professional Development

Jennifer Gaona, a well-established leader of curriculum, presents for educators the ins and outs of the "Bush News" Premier Program for elementary and secondary students. “Bush News” challenges students to look deeper into several pieces of major legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Clean Air Act.

 

 
 
 

 


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Gifts of State – Professional Development

Jennifer Gaona, a well-established leader of curriculum, presents for educators the ins and outs of the "Gifts of State" Premier Program for elementary and secondary students. “Gifts of State” challenges students to look, according to their grade level, at maps and analyze the social, economic, and political implications of state gifts.

 
 
 

 


Chemistry Road Show

Chemistry Road Show 2020 

The Texas A&M University's Chemistry Road Show never fails to ignite imaginations and engage students using chemistry demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers, and super cold materials. 

 
 
 
 

Many of the historical storytelling programs are also available online through interactive video conferences, live streaming or recorded for playback anytime. For more information go to www.Connect2Texas.net.

 

The 2019 Juneteenth program can be viewed at the following linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGkkBfVhCFg

 


 

Storytelling is a powerful means of discovering and describing who we are as a people and as individuals. Stories told dramatically about American and Texas history bring past events alive and are beneficial learning experiences for all ages. The Bush Library and Museum offers free presentations at the museum or as outreach programs to area schools on a wide variety of topics. At the museum or at your school, custom-designed storytelling programs meet the needs of your students. Unless otherwise specified, programs are at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, 1002 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas.