The Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum will host The East Texas History Summit on Saturday Jan. 20, 2024.
Registration is underway at https://easttexasoilmuseum.kilgore.edu/events/. Tickets are free, but registration is required.
The summit, made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, will include breakout sessions that will unravel the rich tapestry of our region’s vibrant past.
Registration and seating are set for 8 a.m. with the summit beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.
Breakout sessions will include:
Legacy of Learning: East Texas Rural Schoolhouses:
- Cynthia Matlock shares insights on East Texas Rural Schools in Cherokee County
Drilling Deeper: The East Texas Oil Boom’s Wide-Ranging Impact:
- Jeff Spencer from the Petroleum History Institute will delve into the Legacy of Jack Nolan.
- Michael Jimerson will explore law and order during the 1930s.
Coming to Texas as Enslaved People: One Family’s Journey:
- By Greg Muckelroy, an Independent Historian
East Texas’ Cattle Past:
- Dr. Perky Beisel of Stephen F. Austin State University will talk about the Cattle Dipping Vats of East Texas.
The summit will conclude with a final Q&A session with presenters and closing remarks, followed at 12:30 p.m. with a light lunch at the oil museum.
The museum’s hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to schedule a group tour, call the ETOM at (903) 983-8295 or visit www.kilgore.edu/oilmuseum.
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