Conserving Texas, Preserving History:
Understanding Our Texas Landscape
2010 Winedale Spring Symposium
April 17, 2010, 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Registration is still available for Conserving Texas, Preserving History, the 2010 Winedale Symposium, hosted by the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s symposium gives guests the opportunity to explore the connections between history and nature, featuring talks from historian Douglas Brinkley, Conservation History Association of Texas Founder David Todd, and Director of Landscape Restoration at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dr. Steve Windhager. A highlight of the symposium will be the reopening ceremony for the Joseph Biegel House.
From Theodore Roosevelt and the origins of the American environmental movement, to the importance of managing and conserving the natural resources of our state, we will examine the historical context that informs our own land restoration project at Winedale. Join us as we uncover the historical significance of our own backyard. The daylong symposium will include tours of Winedale’s historic buildings and grounds, as well as a barbeque lunch. The registration fee is $45 per person.
Erin L. Purdy
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall
1 University Station D1100
Austin, Texas 78712-0335
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