Lubbock Cultural District / Science Spectrum Calendar

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:  –

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
FUNDRAISER FEATURING KIRK CAMERON
7:00 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Individual tickets are $100.00 or a reserved table of 8 for $1000.  Contact the Lubbock Christian School Development Office at 806.796.8700

Kirk Cameron is a television and film actor and producer, noted recently for his work in the family films SAVING CHRISTMAS and MERCY RULE, the documentaries UNSTOPPABLE and Monumental, and the inspirational film Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC’s Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series. Kirk spends much of his time producing new television and film projects and speaking to people around the country, teaching them how to share their faith and live out a gospel centered marriage and family. Kirk and his wife Chelsea are the founders of Camp Firefly, a camp for seriously ill children and their families. Together, they live in California with their six children.

Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as an atheist from a very young age. By the age of 14 he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who said there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard.

As the oldest private school in the greater Lubbock area, Lubbock Christian School (LCS) began serving families in 1954. The initial classes on the current campus were held in 1958, and the Class of 1965 was the first to graduate from Lubbock Christian High School.  No church governs or subsidizes Lubbock Christian School, although the school was founded and is directed by members of Churches of Christ. LCS offers classes for Pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. The school is fully accredited through AdvancEd and the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC), which is fully approved and recognized by the Texas Education Agency.  LCS welcomes families of all faiths and admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
WES MOORE LECTURE
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre on the campus of Texas Tech University
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  Free tickets, limit of 2, are available in room 101 at Doak Hall on campus.  Unclaimed seats can be requested at 6:45 PM Thursday at the theater.

Author and entrepreneur West Moore, a decorated veteran and former Rhodes scholar and White House Fellow, will share his life experiences and the power of choice in a lecture at Texas Tech University.

Moore has dedicated his life to social justice and his novels include “The Other West Moore,” “The Work” and young adult novel “This Way Home.:

He is founder and CEO of BridgeEdU, a program aimed at reinventing one’s college freshman year to further engage students.  Moore also is host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey network.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:  –

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
ALLEN SAUNDERS GUEST ARTIST BASS VOICE RECITAL
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street   18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php

Bass vocalist Dr. Allen Saunders from Northern Arizona University and Baylor University pianist and vocal coach Jeffrey Peterson will join TTU voice faculty in performing a varied program of contemporary art song and Golden Age hits. Saunders is a frequent soloist in oratorio and opera throughout the United States and Europe. This program will also feature the world premiere of two new duets written by American composer Libby Larsen.

LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
7:30-9:30 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $60, $50, and $35  Reserved seats for all ages.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 806.762.1688 or at the box office on the night of the performance.
http://lubbocksymphony.org/

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra brings the big screen to the music stage with a performance of popular selections from your favorite movies. This special concert will transport you to the past and present with the music of timeless classics.

CACTUS THEATER
THE BAND OF HEATHENS
7:30 – 9:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  The Box Office is open 3:00 – 5:30 PM Monday-Friday and generally an hour before show times on Friday and Saturday.
http://cactustheater.com/

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:  –

LIONS CLUB
ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  available at the door or pre-sale from any Lions Club member, the Lions Club office  or by calling 806.763.4789, at any Bolton/Oil Gas Locations, also online http://pancakes.lubbocklions.org:8080/pancake/ until 3:00 PM on the 17th.    $6.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door

SOUNDS OF WEST TEXAS LOVE SONGS
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue     806.762.3233
Tickets:  The Box Office is open 3:00 – 5:30 PM Monday-Friday and generally an hour before show times on Friday and Saturday.
http://cactustheater.com/

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street   18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php

Join Professor Stephen Jones and the students of both the Jazz Ensemble I and the Jazz Combo I as they play staples of big band literature in addition to more contemporary charts.

MERCY ME:  TEXAS TAKOVER TOUR
7:30 – 10:00 PM
City Bank Auditorium
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Their hit single, “I Can Only Imagine,” put them on the map, but since then this Christian band from Dallas, Texas has continued to gain fans and make a name for themselves.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19:  –

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT WITH A SPECIAL LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION
3:00-5:00 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street   18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php

Mastery will be evident in both composers and performers on this first orchestral concert of the year. The towering twentieth-century accomplishment of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony in D Minor has become one of the contemporary staples of orchestral literature, put on impressive display by the USO players. TTU viola professor Dr. Kimberly Sparr will evince extraordinary color and virtuosity as the guest soloist for Jennifer Higdon’s Viola Concerto, which has been hailed by the press as “unstoppable.” Prior to the concert, graduate associate conductor and DMA candidate Ross T. Ipsen will also present a special lecture-demonstration of Chilean composer Fernando Garcia’s “Las raices de la ira,” an homage to theatre director, songwriter, and political activist Victor Jara.


LIVE MUSIC:  –

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:  –

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT
9:00 – 10:30 PM
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034
Free

Join Hub City Laugh every Thursday at Backstage Lubbock for open mic comedy.

BLUE LIGHT
SHANE SMITH & THE SAINTS with THE GIBBONSES
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

OVERTON HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
CRAIG ELLIOTT
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane           806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:  –

BLUE LIGHT
ERICK WILLIS
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

WILD WEST
KYLE PARK
8:00 PM
2216 I-27          806741.3031

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:  –

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
CROWBAR
7:30 PM
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034

BLUE LIGHT
JOSH HALVERSON CD RELEASE with DANIEL FLUITT
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

OVERTON HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
JUNIOR VASQUEZ
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane           806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/

SOUND STAGE LUBBOCK
NEW SCHOLARS OF MUSIC JAM
2:00 – 7:00 PM
1925 Buddy Holly Avenue     806.549.4284

 

ONGOING EXHIBITS

AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER AND MUSEUM
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734
http://www.windmill.com/

A Windmill Museum for the American Style Water Pumping Windmill and Related Exhibits on Wind Electricity. The purpose of the AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history. 

BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM year round.
1121 Canyon Lake Drive         806.744.3786
Guided Tours are $5.00.  Reservations accepted at 806.744.3786
Agricultural machinery and artifacts, with exhibits dating to the pioneering years of agriculture on the South Plains.  Exhibits include horse-drawn plows, planters, and cultivators, restored tractors and equipment, and household items.
http://www.agriculturehistory.org

Exhibits

The Bayer Museum of Agriculture takes you from horse drawn implements to the tech-Savvy, computer GPS, driven equipment and farmers of today.

The Alton Brazell Exhibit Hall contains the museum’s large collection of historic farming artifacts. From restored antique tractors to harvesting equipment, highlights include and interactive Blacksmith Shop, a history of cotton ginning exhibit, and the largest display of pedal tractors in the United States.

The Central Exhibit hall features the Crops: Harvesting the Facts exhibit about the major crops grown in the United States, The Cotton Harvesting Experience, and the Bayer Crop Science Exhibit. These exhibits are interactive with a focus on modern agriculture, its science and practices.

In the early 1930’s, to spur the economy from the depression and help American farmers, President Roosevelt and his administration, started “The Ropes Project” and/or “The Colony”. This area was an area of approximately 16,000 acres northwest of Ropesville, Texas. Approximately 77 families received, by a lottery system, a farm ranging from approximately 120-200 acres. It included a framed two-bedroom house of approximately 792 square feet, a windmill, and a barn. This house is one of the last original houses from the project. Future plans include the addition of a windmill, chicken coop and grainary.

House donated by Larry and Rebecca Smith in loving memory of Mildred Knight Server.

Outdoor Exhibits:  A real working pivot irrigation system and a historic 1930s farmstead can be found among the tractors and machines showcased in our outdoor exhibits.

Rentals

The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.
http://agriculturehistory.org/events/rentals/

Grace’s General Store

The farm theme of GRACE’S GENERAL STORE has unique gifts and home décor. Great for your gift giving and home decorating needs.
Our General Store, named after Grace Hurst, will make you feel nostalgic for old time things you remember at you grandmother’s house.  From Colonial Tin Works we offer wax warmers in several styles of yesteryear. With wax melt choices like mulled Cider, Fresh Oranges, Vanilla Bean and all the favorite fragrances, to keep you house or business smelling fragrant.  We even carry vintage totes, with pockets, to carry your laptop and essentials.

For the farmers in your life, we have John Deere caps in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Several styles are available for children and adults. We offer John Deere toy tractors, combines, coloring books and children’s CDs.

The store offers a wide variety of books from informational, about several brands of tractors to Tractor Mac storybooks for children.  Old Time stories and illustrations by Bob Artley, include memories of a Farm Kitchen and several other favorites. Unique cookbooks including one from the original residents of the Ropesville Resettlement Project, make interesting gifts for friends or loved ones. And museum T-shirts, we have plenty of those in all sizes to pick from as well.  Stop by and shop for that special gift!

Membership

Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events.  While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations.  If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.
http://agriculturehistory.org/about/membership/

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM  Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
General Admission:  $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts Center to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. – Norman Cousins

The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock’s most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc.

BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/buddy-holly-gallery

The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster; a song book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more

FINE ARTS GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/fine-arts-gallery
FOYER GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/foyer-gallery
This Gallery will host a permanent exhibit that honors the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, which will open in January 2017.

J.I. ALLISON HOUSE
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/j-i-allison-house
The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band “The Crickets,” lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That’ll Be the Day.”
J.I. Allison house tour times:  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM; Sunday  3:00 PM
Contact the Center for questions regarding tours.   806.775.3562

­­­­BUDDY HOLLY STATUE, WEST TEXAS WALK OF FAME, AND BUDDY & MARIA ELENA HOLLY PLAZA
19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560

HISTORY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/history

MEMBERSHIPS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/memberships
Through membership support the Buddy Holly Center has accomplished numerous musical and artistic endeavors. The Center’s exhibitions and programs enhance the quality of life for the region and aid economic development and tourism. Financial support for the Center is provided by membership, individual and organizational contributions. Our commitment to creating learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds is made possible by public support. Exhibition tours, outreach programs, educational initiatives and family activities will continue to be the focus for future events. We invite you to join us in supporting public interest in contemporary visual arts and in the music and music history of Texas and West Texas.

RENTALS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/rentals

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/classes-workshops

TOURS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/tours

GIFT SHOP
http://colsecure.ci.lubbock.tx.us/bhcshop/Default.aspx

ANNUAL EVENTS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/annual-events

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY
6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457
http://www.glassyalley.com/

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence –  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art
http://glassyalley.com/glass-mosaic-art-classes/


LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekends during the summer), and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free.

Closed on University Holidays.  Closed between semesters.

ANDREW K. THOMPSON
January 19 – February 19, 2017  **ends Sunday**
SRO Photo Gallery

COVERED IT:  11 YEARS OF TEXAS MONTHLY COVERS BY TJ TUCKER
February 6 – 26, 2017
Folio Gallery

This exhibit encompasses 134 magazine covers that Tucker has composed for the magazine over his past 11 years with Texas Monthly Magazine.

TORKWASE DYSON:  HIDING IN PLANE SITE
February 9 – March 5, 2017
Landmark Gallery

This exhibit showcases painting and drawings by Torkwawe Dyson.  Dyson’s continued exploration and expression of spatial and personal emancipation and highlights architecture, personal freedom and the awareness of peace in the African-American experience.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php

Mission of Landmark Arts
To promote fine arts growth and development in our community through a comprehensive program of exhibitions, symposia and workshops, publications, and hands-on experience with working artists.  As a component of the Texas Tech University School of Art, the strength of the program is in the integration of academic, professional and real-world experience afforded by its broad association with the University and the Lubbock Community of arts supporters.

LHUCA – THE LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall, Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery, and Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Celebrating 20 Years of Art, LHUCA’s 20th Anniversary exhibition. This exhibition features over 100 artists who have supported LHUCA over the past 20 years.


John F. Lott Gallery
Momento Mori
January 6 – February 18, 2017  *ends Saturday*

Mary Mazziotti considers the subject of Death with wit and dry humor in her exhibit of hand-embroidered textiles.

I make memento mori in a variety of media from embroidered textiles to full-sized billboards. The intent of the work is to encourage the viewer to be mindful of the ephemeral nature of life.

The genre of memento mori — literally “remember you will die” — is an old one, dating back at least to the Romans and reached its apotheosis with the sentimental melancholy of the Victorians. I believe Death is a notion still worth pondering, not as a tragedy but as an essential inevitability. Acknowledging Death can make for a more meaningful life.

Contemporary approaches are necessary to connect with today’s viewers who often find the traditional tropes of Death remind them more of Halloween than their own mortality. Notwithstanding the seriousness of the subject I try to infuse the message with more wit than morbidity.

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM

3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress.

The Moody Planetarium will be closed from October 16, 2016 till after the new year due to construction.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns. museum.education@ttu.edu or 806-742-2432

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-5 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4th Street         806.742.2490
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:  –

BRUCE MONRO’S FERRYMAN’S CROSSING  *new*
February 19 – June 18, 2017
Best known for his work in open landscapes, British artist, Bruce Munro transforms the Museum’s environment with light. His manipulations of this medium create unexpected associations and transforms spaces. He has crafted a newer installation, Ferryman’s Crossing, in the more controlled environment of the Museum of Texas Tech University’s gallery.

IN THE BLOOD:  THE WAR BETWEEN VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES
October 30, 2016 – April 2017

For millennia, vampires and werewolves have fought a deadly war seeped in blood, an unending battle fueled by an everlasting hatred of each other. Or have they? Myth tells us that under the cover of darkness, they prey on unsuspecting victims. They watch quietly from the shadows waiting to pounce and quench their unending thirst for the nectar of life – human blood. But what’s the truth behind the lore? Which real animals have inspired and shaped the myths? Vampire bats and wolves are the real-life faces of these horrible tales. But there are a multitude of other blood-suckers who inhabit nature. The soon-to-open In the Blood exhibition takes you on a journey of discovery. Learn how bats and wolves have been transformed in folk lore and modern fiction. See how popular culture has re-invented the vampire and werewolf through film, television, comics and pop novels. From blood-borne diseases to the mythology of the cultural phenomena of Dracula, Texas Tech research is at the heart of In the Blood. Join the Museum of Texas Tech University for a truly monstrous experience.

Bring your parents, bring your kids … and bring some garlic and wolf bane – just in case…..

Be very afraid.

HOW WEATHER WORKS:  OUR PLACE BETWEEN THE SUN AND A STORM
Explorium Gallery

For everyone who wonders why Lubbock is so windy in the spring, how it can be shorts weather in February and parka weather in March or what causes tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards to hit where they do, come to the Museum of Texas Tech University. Visitors will find these answers and more in a fun, interactive new exhibit that explains how weather begins and how it all works.

 

Hint: It all starts with the sun and the rotation of the Earth.

 

How Weather Works: Understanding Our Place Between the Sun and a Storm opens Sunday (June 26) and allows visitors of all ages to start at the sun, create atmospheric pressure, explore the Earth’s spin and the jet stream and learn about the many powerful aspects of storms such as tornadoes, haboobs, hail and lightning. The exhibit includes a section on how chaos, or altering one or many components of the atmosphere, can affect weather.

The exhibit showcases research led by Brian Ancell, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Group, who received an Early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to educator resource kits for local teachers and weather summer camps for middle school-age children, he coordinated with the museum to create this exhibit, which brings weather down to eye level and highlights how human activity can affect weather patterns.

“The driving research focuses on inadvertent weather modification, or how human activities such as irrigation, wind farms and urban heat islands can change the weather non-locally, or far away from the source,” Ancell said.

 

The exhibit is split into two sections. The first covers the basic atmospheric principles that create weather, starting from the sun and the rotation of the Earth and ending with small-scale weather features like thunderstorms. Visitors will get to stand between the Earth and the sun and take temperature readings with an infrared gun, then learn how the uneven heating of the tilted Earth creates atmospheric pressure, which then creates wind. They also will explore the Coriolis Effect, which explains how the Earth’s rotation leads to the jet stream and how weather systems work.

 

Visitors then move into a simulated immersive storm experience and learn about the formation of tornadoes, thunder, lightning, hail and dust storms, with a weather alert broadcast in the background and motion-activated thunderstorm above.

 

The second part of the exhibit discusses chaos and inadvertent weather modification, which is the focus of Ancell’s research. Visitors will use a Plinko board representing the Texas-Louisiana coastline to show how minute variations can alter the path of pucks representing hurricanes.

 

This section also looks at how wind turbines remove energy from the atmosphere and how this affects the wind patterns. It will be updated throughout the duration of the exhibit as Ancell continues his research.

 

“Chaos is the reason why small changes to the atmosphere, such as those resulting from irrigation or wind farms, can grow to be large, modifying larger scale weather features well away from the changes in the first place,” Ancell said.
ACROSS THE SPECTRUM-SELECTIONS FROM THE COLORPRINT USA COLLECTION
November 18, 2016 (exhibit opens)

For many centuries black ink on white paper dominated printmaking. On occasion highlights of color (often watercolor) were added by individually coloring each print, a time consuming undertaking. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, however, technical changes in printing processes encouraged production of colorful prints…and they increased in numbers at an extraordinary pace.

INTERIORS:  ARTISTS LOOKING INSIDE; RECENT ACQUISITIONS FROM THE MUSEUM’S ART COLLECTION
Sunday, September 20, 2015 – Seasonal Rotation

This selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints offer glimpses of each artist peeking into the interiors of homes, cafes, and daily life.  All of the exhibited works are recent additions to the Museum’s art collection and many are part of the Artist, Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection (AP/RC).  The exhibition is curated by Peter S. Briggs, Helen DeVit Jones Curator of Art and Michael Glenn.
WORLD WAR II ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
Lubbock Gallery

An “up from the basement” exhibition from the Museum’s collections.  Photographs from the WWII era pertaining to Lubbock.
 

LONG TERM EXHIBITIONS

THE DIAMOND M GALLERY WING-ROMANCING THE WEST
The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diamond-m-gallery-guide.pdf
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/nc-wyeth-gallery-guide.pdf
BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/davies-gallery-guide.pdf

 

CHANGING WORLDS:  DINOSAURS, DIVERSITY AND DRIFTING CONTINENTS
Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

The exhibit features the work of the Museum’s own internationally known paleontologist Dr. Sankar Chatterjee – whose work seems to establish that today’s birds were likely yesterday’s dinosaurs. Most scientists believe birds evolved during the Jurassic time. But Dr. Chatterjee has discovered Protoavis – it’s about a 210 million year old – much older than other scientists think birds developed.

 

AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART

The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

No particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The art works on exhibit sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/talkington-gallery-guide.pdf
THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period such as mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
REMNANT TRUST
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

A new display will open February 29 with works that explore the relationship between economics and political freedom. The main collection of The Remnant Trust, Inc. is housed on the Texas Tech campus in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library.

 

DIEKEMPER GALLERY OF PRE-COLUMBIAN ART
Art created in Central and South America before the 15th century is referred to
as Pre-Columbian art, which is artwork created before the voyage of Christopher
Columbus in 1492. Pre-Columbian cultures believed in many different deities
(gods) who controlled all aspects of life and nature. In this gallery, there are
a variety of objects made by the historical people of Colombia and Panama.
Ranging from sparkling beads and shiny gold, to earthy pots and figures, the
items in this gallery had great meaning in Pre-Columbian culture. Some items
had a practical use, like for drinking, and some were important reminders of
symbols, such as opposing forces like good vs. evil.

Rededicated in 2005, many of the interesting artifacts in the Diekemper gallery of Pre-Columbian Art were donated by Ray J. Diekemper Jr. and Lou Dunn Diekemper.
Ray attended Stanford and Harvard before moving to Lubbock, TX. He becamean independent oil operator, and he and his wife became active members of the Lubbock community participating in organizations such as the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, the Lubbock Economic Council, YWCA, Women’s Protective Services, Junior League of Lubbock, the Science Spectrum board, and both were founding members of the South Plains Food Bank. Ray passed away in 1999. Lou Dunn Diekemper is still a generous benefactor of both Lubbock and Texas Tech University.

Groups living in Pre-Columbian times made pottery for many reasons.
They made vessels of all sizes and shapes using a coil method: building the walls from a long string of clay before smoothing them out and adding pictures or shapes.  All the pottery that you see here was made by hand. Pre-Columbian cultures did not have the modern techniques that we have today. They decorated their pottery by incising (carving) designs onto the clay and painting them with minerals they found in their area.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diekemper-gallery-guide.pdf

The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

The Museum was founded in 1929 as the West Texas Museum, just four years after the creation of what was then known as Texas Technological College.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990, the Museum is home to more than 7 million objects. Only 3% of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums hold this accreditation. It also is a teaching and research facility offering a masters degree in museum science.

The Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory maintains major natural history collections of mammals, birds, invertebrates and genetic resources. These collections are available to researchers at academic, scientific, and government institutions around the world for scientific investigation, discovery and problem-solving in the natural sciences.

Lubbock Lake Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, is an internationally known archeological and natural history preserve containing an extensive cultural record of life on the Southern Plains dating back 12,000 years.

The Museum is a participant in Lubbock First Friday Art Trail and a member of Blue Star Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.

Mission Statement

Through its collections and programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University engages campus and community to enhance understanding of self- and community identity, society, and the world; to empower people to be informed citizens of the 21st century; and to enrich lives.

Statement of Purpose

Established in 1929, the Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It is a not-for-profit institution by virtue of being a part of Texas Tech University. The Museum’s purpose is to support the academic and intellectual mission of Texas Tech University through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of scientific and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their scientific and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for primary, secondary, and higher education students, the scholarly community, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in museological ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education, and providing support for faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is a multi-faceted institution that includes the main building, the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Moody Planetarium, Natural Science Research Laboratory, and Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve.

 

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
The NRHC is open: Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.   Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM.   The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day.  No park entry after 3:30 PM.   The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  –

 

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY
“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story,” is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.
WRITERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
The exhibit title – “Writers of the Purple Sage” – is a word play on Zane Grey’s famous novel, “Riders of the Purple Sage.”  Published in 1912, the novel set the pattern for the modern Western and sold over a million copies.

Owen Wister, who wrote “The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains,” had his 1902 novel form the basis of four movies and a television series.  Wister’s novel defined the Western genre and paved the way for such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour and Larry McMurtry, all of whom are represented in this exhibit.

Writers such as Willa Cather, J. Evetts Haley, Tom Lea and Elmer Kelton, to name a few, allowed every one of their readers a chance to experience the American West as it once was or might have been.  Written in ordinary language about ordinary people and places, Western literature has become an important part of our national literary scope.

The permanent collection of the NRHC includes a wide range of Western and ranch-related books, many of which are first edition signed manuscripts that will be part of this exhibit.

BLUE STEVENS GALLERY
The Blue Stevens Gallery is home to a collection of items that have been donated to the NRHC over the past several months. This Gallery features changing content as new items are donated to the NRHC.

LEVER ACTION RIFLES
An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.

SADDLES
A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.
History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:  http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/about/history/index.php

Proctor Historical Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/proctor.php

Devitt Mallet Museum
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/devitt.php

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/gibson.php

 


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

FALL INTO DIVERSITY:  MY STORY
October 2017 – March 2017

For 60 years, the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library has conducted oral history interviews as a way of preserving people’s memories and views on a vast variety of subjects. Showcasing a small sampling of the diverse interviews done over the past two decades, this exhibit includes:

Stella Courtney Crockett, the first African American to attend all undergraduate years at Texas Tech and successfully graduate.

Anita Harrison, the first Lubbock-born Latina to attend all undergraduate years at Texas Tech and successfully graduate.

Bernard Harris, Jr., who received his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and became the first African American man to walk in space.

Gary Elbow, a Professor of Geosciences who has held every position in the Faculty Senate and is also notable for working as a Marshall at graduation ceremonies.

James Watkins, a Professor of Architecture whose ceramics are included in the White House Collection of American Crafts, the Texas Tech University Public Art Collection, and have been part of two different Smithsonian exhibits.

Lauro Cavazos, the first Hispanic and first graduate of the university to hold the title of President of Texas Tech.
REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR
December 2016 – September 2017

December 7th, 1941:  The Seventy-fifth Anniversary
Oral Histories of people who were at Pearl Harbor and tattered flag loaned to the Museum.  This flag was actually on the top of a ship 75 years ago.  Forty-eight star World War II navy battle flag is courtesy of Howard Mercer, Signalman aboard LCI(M) 353 assault ship. The ship’s commander ordered Mercer to lower this flag and hoist a new one after receiving news of the Japanese surrender.

A new exhibit in the Coronelli Rotunda at the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library commemorates this pivotal event in American history and features excerpts from oral histories and manuscripts permanently housed at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University.

DIRK WEST EXHIBIT
September 2016 through February 2017

An exhibit on Dirk West, an editorial cartoonist and journalist best remembered for his caricatures of collegiate mascots is now on view at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Featuring Raider Red the exhibit includes Dirk West’s mascots, cartoons, posters, game programs, and books.

Chris Oglesby collection, exhibit now at SWC/SCL 

The Crossroads of Music Archive, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech, is proud to announce that the Chris Oglesby collection is now open for research. Oglesby donated his research materials for his book “Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music” to the archive in January 2016. His collection contains biographies, correspondence, literary works of the author and others, photographs, song lyrics, audio interviews and more.

An exhibit curated by the archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., and fabricated by Lyn Stoll, is located in the Coronelli Globe Rotunda at the SWC/SCL located on the Texas Tech campus at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. The exhibit is a small collection of snapshots highlighting some of the artists found within the book, including Tommy Hancock, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and others.

Sept. 1, 2016, marks the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or Curtis.peoples@ttu.edu.

CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS
May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

A gallery along the north side of the building houses permanent displays on the Southwest Collection as well as the other units of the University Library, which have offices in the facility. Those offices include the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. Additionally, the facility is the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook.

Offices in the building open onto a rotunda beneath the third tower. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda.

Behind the offices are the non-public areas of the facility where documents and materials are processed. The building includes an accessioning area where materials are received and logged in. From there materials, whether paper records, photographs or films/audiotapes/video tapes, go to their specific areas for processing before they are taken to the stacks or the appropriate vault for storage.

Upstairs the stacks area offers a climate-controlled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps prevent the intrusion of bacteria or fungi which could damage valuable books and documents.

Additionally, the facility has a conservation laboratory funded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab will provide an appropriate environment for state-of-the-art preservation of valuable and one-of-a-kind materials.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/specialcollections.php
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/Digital_Collections/digital.php
ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/ohaccess.php
The Exhibits and Outreach team of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates both in-house and traveling exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

In-house exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits at the Texas Tech Visitor Center, Lubbock City Hall, and at the Lubbock International airport.

If you would like to propose an exhibit, please contact Lyn Stoll at (806) 742-3749 or write to Lyn.Stoll@ttu.edu.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.  The Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

About the Vietnam Center

Donald Walker Collection [VA006128]

In May 1989, a group of Vietnam veterans from West Texas gathered at Texas Tech University to discuss what they might do, in a positive way, about their experiences in Vietnam. That group’s immediate decision was to form a Vietnam Archive and begin collecting and preserving materials relating to the American Vietnam experience.

In November 1989, the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University established the Vietnam Center, with the dual missions of funding and guiding the development of the Vietnam Archive and encouraging continuing study of all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.

The group of veterans who first met in May 1989 were invited to form a board to provide guidance and support for the Vietnam Center. Since then, the Vietnam Center Advisory Board has met regularly to provide advice as the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech has evolved. Many of the veterans who attended the first meeting in May 1989 continue to advise the Vietnam Center today. In this way, the Vietnam Center remains very closely connected to America’s Vietnam Veteran community.

The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: support for the Vietnam Archive and the collection and preservation of pertinent historical source material; promotion of education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of related scholarship through organizing and hosting conferences and symposia, academic, educational, and cultural exchanges, and the publishing of scholarly research.

Ogden Williams Collection

The Vietnam Center seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly – but not limited to – the American military involvement there. At our conferences and symposia, we encourage the presentation of papers by veterans and others who directly participated in and supported wartime events as well as by individuals who opposed the war. We encourage participation by our former allies in South Vietnam but also offer the same participation to those who supported the government in Hanoi.

Similarly, we place equal importance upon preserving records relating to all aspects of the Vietnam War. It is as important to us to preserve the records of US veterans, military and civilian, who served in Southeast Asia as well as civilians active on the homefront to include the antiwar movement. We want to preserve a complete history of the war. To do otherwise would be a disservice to history.

In addition to the Vietnam Archive and its component projects, the Vietnam Center administers a number of special projects and events, including scholarships, outreach programs, and Conferences and Symposiums, as well as numerous publications, including the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter and the Modern Southeast Asia series in association with the Texas Tech University Press.

The Vietnam Center is also raising money for a new state-of-the-art facility that will house The Vietnam Center, Archive, and Museum. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit The Vietnam Center Building Site. If you are interested in supporting the Vietnam Center and Archive in other ways, you can contribute to our scholarships or you can donate artifacts and materials to The Vietnam Archive.

About the Archive

The Vietnam Archive mission is to collect and preserve the documentary record of the Vietnam War. The first collection received by the Archive – a package of letters from a Navy hospital corpsman to his family while serving in Vietnam – symbolizes our commitment to preserve the record of individuals and provide greater understanding of their experiences. While the Vietnam Archive continues this commitment as its primary objective, it has expanded its collection policy to include records of veterans’ organizations and scholars of the period as well as other individuals and organizations who share experiences from the war in Vietnam.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam [VA005624]

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the war on the United States and Southeast Asia.

The preservation of historical records provides the principal means for future generations to fully understand the past. Monuments call to mind significant events, but only records provide the basis for historical narratives, insight and understanding. In this way, the Vietnam Archive stands as a living memorial to all those who played some part in the nation’s “Vietnam experience.” Using the Archive, all those who are interested can study and better understand the people, places and events of this critical time in history.

DONATING TO THE ARCHIVE

The Archive accepts donations as small as a single item or as large as hundreds of boxes. Donations do not have to be organized and do not have to pertain to a famous person, event or organization. We accept papers, books, films, audio, moving images, and artifacts. If you are interested in donating to the Vietnam Archive, look for more information in our Information for Donors section.

RESEARCHING

There are two ways to conduct research using Vietnam Archive materials: in person and online, using the information provided in the Information for Researchers section and, more importantly, through the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

CONTACT INFO AND HELP

Contact information for all of the elements of the Vietnam Center and Archive is available. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for on this website, try our help page or site map.

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veteran’s organizations and their members. The Veterans’ Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.

Information for Veterans

Reunions Attending/Attended

VIETNAMESE AMERICAN HERITAGE PROJECT

Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.

More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection

TEACHERS’ RESOURCES WEB

The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels – from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.

More Information about the Teachers’ Resources Web

VIETNAM GRAFFITI PROJECT

Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.

More about the Vietnam Graffiti Project

CDEC DIGITIZATION PROJECT

The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.

ORAL HISTORIES AND DIGITAL MATERIALS

In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

The Oral History Project

In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

The Virtual Vietnam Archive enables scholars, students and all others interested in this remarkable period in our world history to conduct research directly from universities, schools, libraries, and homes. Of equal importance, it will enable Vietnam veterans – those who actually served – to access records that might be of importance to them in their continuing efforts to understand their own experiences. It will facilitate the research and writing of participants’ memoirs, and will give high school and college students an important and authoritative source of information as they seek to understand the complexities of the Vietnam War.

When the Virtual Vietnam Archive project is complete, it will include a record for every item in the Vietnam Archive. All non-copyrighted items are available online, free of charge. The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections, and over 4 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive employees a number of full-time employees, and numerous part-time student workers, both graduate students and undergrads. Materials are digitized using a variety of equipment, including HP flatbed scanners, Fujitsu high-speed and flatbed scanners, an EPSON large bed scanner, Nikon slide scanner, HP large format scanner/plotter, Otari reel-to-reel and cassette digitization system, an Elmo 16mm film digitizer, and an 8mm film digitizer. Digitized materials are stored on three Dell servers, with backup copies stored onsite in a cold storage vault. The Virtual Vietnam Archive utilizes a relational database system (Cuadra Star) produced by Cuadra Associates.

Michael Ray Goode Collection [VA050136]

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesPrimary funding for the Virtual Vietnam Archive has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the people and organizations who have made the Virtual Vietnam Archive possible.

Digital copies of materials in the Virtual Archive are available. See our pricing list and guidelines for more information.

For questions concerning the Virtual Vietnam Archive, contact us at 806-742-9010 or vnca@ttu.edu.
THE LEGACY  
Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723
http://www.legacylubbock.com/

4th ANNUAL SPLASH OF RED EXHIBIT
January 27 –March 31, 2017

The YWCA’s Legacy Event Center and The West Texas Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Splash of Red Exhibit.  Featured are over 40 paintings by local artists using the color red in either watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media formats.  Patrons are encouraged to come by the Legacy from 9-5pm daily.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented following the exhibit.

The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

Artists:  Baron Batch, Lee Ware, Heidi Simmons, Val Williams, Benna Ellis, Texas Leatherworking, Barbara Beller, Renee Steger Simpson, Tony Greer
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.

Baron Batch originals and prints:  http://tornadogallerylubbock.com/?page_id=350

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25:  –

Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Texas Tech University Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library – Formby Room – Room 105

 

Applications and Guidelines at www.texasfolklife.org

 

TEXAS FOLKLIFE WORKSHOP

2018 APPRENTICESHIPS IN THE FOLK & TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAM

 

Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program encourages the preservation and continuation of the traditional arts in Texas by providing support for master artists to train qualified apprentices. Awardees will participate in one public presentation of their traditional art form in consultation with Texas Folklife. Teaching an apprentice gives the master artist the opportunity to refine his or her craft and gives the apprentice a chance to learn an art form that they, in turn, can teach others. The apprenticeship program supports the traditional art forms studied under the program, and their continuation towards future generations.
This workshop will cover the entire process of the apprenticeship program through Texas Folklife. This will include definitions of master artists and apprentices in the program and other relevant terms; an overview of the application questions and requirements; who is eligible to apply; payments; and other materials related to the program. Time will also be dedicated to questions from the audience.
Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. For 32 years, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society. Texas Folklife has been called “one of the state’s true cultural treasures” by the Austin American-Statesman for the accessible, joyful arts experiences we provide.
Ian Hallagan is the Program Coordinator for the Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program. Ian received his MA in Performance Studies from Texas A&M University in 2016, and his BA in Folklore & Ethnomusicology from Indiana University in 2014. Since 2016 he has led the Apprenticeship in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program, conducting ethnographic fieldwork with participants, publishing articles and documenting the varied traditions in Texas, and promoting the program throughout the state.
Contact Info:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Texas Tech University

  1. O. Box 41041

Lubbock, Texas 79409-1041

Email: curtis.peoples@ttu.edu

TEL: 1+806-834-5777

FAX: 1+806-742-0496

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28:  –

ANNUAL MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER SLATED
Lubbock Meals on Wheels

18th annual Mardi Gras Celebration

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall

1501 Mac Davis Lane

Tickets: $40 for adults and $10 for children ages 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels 2304 34th Street and www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling 806.770.2000. Tickets will be $45 at the door.
Attractions include 37 food booths that will offer selections from local restaurants, along with live music by Element, a silent auction and a variety of other activities.
Additional information may be obtained online at www.lubbockmealsonwheels.org or via phone at 806.792.7971.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2 – SUNDAY, MARCH 5:  –

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE
CLYBOURNE PARK
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), located on 2812 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues.
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. 806.742.3603 for tickets and additional information.

 

By Bruce Norris

Directed by Visiting Professor of Directing Jesse Jou
Clybourne Park is the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Bruce Norris, which examines the way in which we interact in today’s global village. Beginning just after the events of A Raisin in the Sun, the play, set in the Younger’s new residence, is then seen 50 years later, a run-down tenement to be gentrified for new and very different residents.

Ben Brantley of the New York Times called it, “A sharp-witted comedy of American uneasiness.”

FRIDAY, MARCH 3:  –

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE & PERFORMANCE SERIES
WE BANJO 3
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron
Tickets:  $18 general admission tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000 or via www.selectaseatlubbock.com  TTU students receive 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the Student Union Building ticket booth.  Season tickets are available for $75.00.  Complimentary parking arrangements are on the website at www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu For additional information please call Jo Moore at 806.834.5261

We Banjo 3, the award-winning Irish & American roots ensemble, are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Their competitive success if unrivaled, with band members holding multiple all-Ireland titles on banjo, fiddle, bodhran, Irish Times.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:  –

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
9TH ANNUAL ROCK AND WORSHIP ROADSHOW
7:00 – 10:00 PM
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  Admission will be $10/person and can be purchased at the door. VIP tickets will also be available in two levels: The VIP Experience and The VIP PLUS Experience. Each VIP Experience ticket is $50, giving ticket holders early entrance for premium seating, pre-show artist appearances hosted by Carlos Whittaker, an exclusive VIP t-shirt, a souvenir bag and a tour laminate. The VIP PLUS Experience ticket is $95 a piece and includes all the benefits of the VIP Experience along with reserved section seating closest to the stage, an exclusive tour poster and more. VIP tickets can be purchased on the tour’s website, TheRoadhshowTour.com.

Award-winning and chart-topping artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, Passion, Family Force 5, Jordan Feliz, along with Derek Minor and Urban Rescue, will join together for Christian music’s most uplifting and entertaining concert series for the whole family. Author and comedian, Tony Wolf, will be the guest speaker and Carlos Whittaker will serve as the tour’s host.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 – SATURDAY, MARCH 25:  –

CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS
GREATER TUNA
7:30 PM on Friday and 2:00 and 7:30 PM on Saturday
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Reserved seats are $55.50 for the front floor, $50.50 for the side floor and most of the balcony, and $35.50 for the rear of the balcony. Tickets are on sale at Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records, Texas Tech Student Union and United Supermarkets, by calling 806.770.2000 or online via www.selectaseatlubbock.com

The series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. Each “Tuna” play is notable because two men portray the entire cast of more than 20 characters of both genders and various ages. Direction is by Jaston Williams, who will oversee casting.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 – SATURDAY, APRIL 1

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE
DANCETECH:  TRIGGERED
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), located on 2812 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues.
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. 806.742.3603 for tickets and additional information.

In Triggered, TTU Dance faculty and Bohny Family Fund guest artist, Nicole Wolcott, invite thoughts about things that “set us off”: guns, aging and memory loss, addictions, and in Wolcott’s work in particular, the pleasure inherent in the moving body-what she coins “the joy of dance.”  Nicole Wolcott is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Brooklyn, NY.  Nicole has enjoyed a long career with dance companies, rock bands, and video artists around the country.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31:  –

CACTUS THEATER
ETHAN BORTNICK
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets: $25 – $30;  Balcony Box Seats:  $50
Please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
You may also purchase tickets by visiting this website: https://cactustheater.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=573

http://cactustheater.com/

FRIDAY, APRIL 7 – SATURDAY, APRIL 8:  –

BALLET LUBBOCK
SPRING PRODUCTION:  AN ORIGINAL ROCK BALLET “CLICK”
7:30 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  on sale to the general public on December 12.  https://balletlubbock.org/click/#tickets
Tickets range from $20-$50 depending on location of seating.

Click Is an Original Production From Beginning To End

Music by Scott & Amy Faris
Visuals by Dirk Fowler
Choreography by Yvonne Racz Key, Bashaun Williams, & Elizabeth Gilaspy

“This project may be the coolest thing we’ve ever done. The driving, visceral, yet contemplative music combined with stellar lighting sets the stage for some of our most interesting choreography. Get Ready.”
-Yvonne Racz Key

“Personally, I’m most excited about the lasers. There will be LASERS!”
-Angela Frisbie

You can listen to a preview of the music here:  https://balletlubbock.org/click/#tickets
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THE LCD

FEBRUARY 17-19, FEBRUARY 24-26, MARCH 3-5

LCT stages ‘Raisin in the Sun’
“A Raisin in the Sun,” the Tony Award-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and 24-25 and March 3-4, and also at 2 p.m. Feb. 19, 26 and March 5, by Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Ave.

Stage co-direction is by Joshua Aguirre and Ronnie Miller.

The title comes from the poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to “better” themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father.

Reserved seats are $20 for the general public and $15 for students, with a $5 student rush taking place five minutes prior to opening curtain.

Call 806.749.2416 or visit www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org  for more details.


LUBBOCK LAKE LANDMARK

New Landmark Exhibit Encourages Visitors to Touch History

Using 3-D technology, the exhibit offers replicas of tools, weapons and bones from the Folsom era of more than 10,000 years ago.

Whether you visit the Louvre or the smallest museum in the world, the message is the same – do not touch the objects. This November, the Lubbock Lake Landmark is breaking the mold and encouraging visitors to handle 10,500-year-old tools and bones in a new exhibit, Engaging Folsom (10,800-10,200) Hunter-Gatherers with 3D Technologies.

As the site of one of the oldest records of human existence in North America, the landmark is uniquely positioned to host the exhibit. The area once was a reservoir, drawing animals that provided a food source for humans who were either passing through or chose to live in the area. The Folsom people were a Paleo-Indian culture that occupied much of central North America.

Now dry, the area is rich in archaeological history, yielding tools and weapons used by Folsom hunters and bones from bison that roamed the area. Stance Hurst, the regional research field manager at the landmark and an instructor in the museum science master’s program, said the exhibit is one of the first to use 3-D technologies to provide a deeper level of interaction and understanding of the prehistoric hunter-gatherer society.

 

“The Folsom hunters had the most sophisticated stone tool kits in history,” Hurst said. “Using 3-D printing, we’re able to demonstrate just how sophisticated they were.”

The exhibit relates to research at the landmark and at a campsite near Abilene, the location of a workshop of sorts where the Folsom people made stone tools.

“This is a place that’s about a two-hour drive from the landmark now,” Hurst said. “Back then, they didn’t have pack animals so they had to carry everything as they moved around. The exhibit lets us make connections between how they made and transported these tools across the area.”

The exhibit begins Saturday (Nov. 5) and will be open for a year. Hurst said in addition to the 3-D printed bones and tools, the exhibit will include features like braille and audio components for the visually impaired.

“People should come to this exhibit to learn what life was like more than 10,000 years ago in this region and how technology has changed but also has stayed the same,” Hurst said.

About The Lubbock Lake Landmark

The landmark, part of the Museum of Texas Tech University, is an internationally known archaeological and natural history preserve. It is located in north Lubbock in a meander of the Yellowhouse draw, an area of ancient springs.

People of the southern High Plains have lived in the area continuously for about 12,000 years. The first exploration of the site was conducted in 1939 by the West Texas Museum, now the Museum of Texas Tech University

At the Science Spectrum:

 

Prepare to Come Face-to-Face with Dinosaurs…

 

Be the Dinosaur Exhibition &

Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia Movie

 

February 11th through May 21st, 2017

at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.

 

Experience The Real Lives of Dinosaurs!

The Science Spectrum is excited to announce the opening of a totally new style of hands-on interactive traveling exhibit, Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous.  Using technology, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will immerse you in the world of dinosaurs and allows visitors to learn how they lived.  Travel back in time to the Cretaceous, find out when and where dinosaurs lived, how they hunted, ate, took care of their young, their biology and discover what the natural world was like in a time long ago.

Be the Dinosaur is a groundbreaking  fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, life-like moving animatronic dinosaurs, a Safari Jeep, and more. Through innovative technology, visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created.

Be The Dinosaur

Be the Dinosaur is sponsored locally by:  The CH Foundation and Helen Jones Foundation.

 

 

Also Featured: Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia in the OMNI Theater

While you’re here, you’ll also be able to take in the full dinosaur experience by seeing the OMNI film, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia.

 

Explore a time when huge dinosaurs inhabited the world. Fossils of some of the largest dinosaur species ever unearthed come from the region of South America known as Patagonia. The large format film, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia, will bring you up close and personal with these extraordinary creatures that lived before the dawn of man. Experience the predators and prey of the dinosaur world with Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia.

 

For additional film information visit, http://www.dinosaurs3dmovie.com/

The OMNI Theater will be showing the 2D version of this film.

 

 

 

Be the Dinosaur  General Admission Ticket Prices:

 

      Be the Dinosaur          Be the Dinosaur        Be the Dinosaur

             w/ Standard Museum       w/ OMNI Film       w/ Museum & OMNI
Adult                $12.50                        $12.50                       $17.50
Child (3-12)      $10.00                        $10.00                       $13.50

Senior  (60+)     $10.00                        $10.00                       $13.50

 

*For Group and School Group rates and reservations please call 806-745-2525 x234.

 

Additional exhibit and film information may be found at www.sciencespectrum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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