Monday, March 21, 2016

Heroes of Texas Free E-Books

TSHA is proud to announce the launch of 
a new series of seven eBooks
offering an exclusive look at the Texas Revolution,
including the battles and heroes that changed Texas history. Click here for the Link!

Get all 7 in the series

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Anatomy of 1860s Dress

Well done article with pictures.

Texas State Historical Assn. Webinars for free.

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Have you heard about the new Texas Talks series?

Texas Talks are live webinars that occur throughout the year and allow TSHA members to listen to, learn from, and engage with notable Texas history scholars and experts in an interactive platform, ideal for audiences on the go who love Texas history.

For a limited time, we are opening registration to everyone for FREE.

This exclusive opportunity is made possible by the continued support from our dedicated members who help us bring Texas history to life.
Free registration is now open for the following upcoming Texas Talks:
  • Thursday, March 31st 2016 @ 7 PM: Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women
  • Monday, June 6th 2016 @ 6 PM: Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal - June 2016. From the Alamo to San Jacinto: Spectacular Victory from the Ashes of Defeat

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  • Texas Talks with Dr. Frank de la Teja. Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil
  • Texas Talks with Dr. Rick McCaslin. Mending Fences: The Marques de Rubi in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas
  • Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm - November 2015. Bernardo de Galvez and the Impact of the American Revolution on Texas
  • Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm - December 2015. Contrasting Cultures: Patricia de Leon and Petra Vela Kenedy
  • Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Dimmick. Come and Take It!

  • Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten. Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Texas History Day by Day

The Texas State Historical Association is offering a Texas History Day by Day service you can subscribe to. According to the side you can:

  •  Explore Texas history each day in bite-sized pieces conveniently delivered to your inbox each morning 
  • Astound your friends with your Texas history prowess 
  • Get in-depth looks at some of the overlooked events and landmarks in Texas history 
  • Discover new places to explore in the Lone Star State

You can also download an e-book on African Americans in Texas at the same page.

Petersham Trim and Seam Finishes

Petersham ribbon has many sewing uses, and one of them is as an embellishment for garment edges such as necklines. Learn how to make beautiful pleated Petersham trim with this video. 

This video was from .  This is a new turn on a vintage embellishment from the 1800s.  In addition, check out the guide to seam finishes.  Many of these finishes are from seamstresses long ago that did not have the fancy sewing machines and sergers we have today.