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Last call for “The Way Things Were” exhibit


The current exhibit at Bandera Library, “The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s,” will close this week. “The Way Things Were” focuses on the family and community life of Texas settlers as reflected in historic buildings. The exhibition looks at early Texas buildings for information about settlers’ visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life. Print resources that accompany the exhibit help audiences explore our cultural heritage, modern attitudes toward the past and our duty to future generations.
The traveling exhibit includes photographs of log houses and dogtrots, farm houses and barns, school houses and churches, country stores and main streets, courthouses and town squares, and failed banks and symbols prosperity.
The exhibition, developed by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is available for viewing during normal library hours, 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 1 pm, Saturdays.
Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.