Join us for an informal evening of music, archives, discussion, and networking at our Archives à la Carte exhibit open house. Free and open to the public. RSVP on our Eventbrite event page or send your RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The evening will include
- Exhibit: Let archivists be your guide as you examine some of the state’s most fascinating historical records. Archives à la Carte: Staff Picks looks at how the Texan identity is captured and perpetuated through items selected by state archivists and librarians. This “behind-the-scenes” tour of the State Archives features surprising historical finds–including items for music lovers and nature buffs. See a letter from Samuel Morse offering Texas exclusive rights to his telegraph machine, Clyde Barrow’s convict record, Sam Houston’s passport, and much more!
- Performance: Musician Billy Traylor and the Austin Baroque Orchestra will perform the historic Texian Grand March and other selections from the State Archives historic sheet music collection.
- Tours: Visitors will be able to tour the lobby, see our famous Texas mural, and visit the recording studio of the Talking Book Program. The volunteer recording studio celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
- Q&A with Archivists & Librarians: Hear it from the experts, as members of our professional team share insights and the back story of some of the items you will see on exhibit.
Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.
Where: The Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, 78701
Parking: Capitol Visitor’s Parking Garage, 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard. Free 2-hour parking.
More information: www.tsl.texas.gov