Author Of Texas Flags To Speak At Issues Forum
The Lone Star State takes its name from the icon on its famous flag, a flag whose story adds a unique dimension to the dramatic history of Texas. In the flag's early incarnations, homespun cotton, ladies' silk dresses, and various other goods provided the materials used for banners to lead Texans in battle and in nation-building. In his book Texas Flags, Robert Maberry, Jr., traces the use of the lone star symbol in the nineteenth century and describes in detail the various flags that have either incorporated it or used other symbols altogether.
On August 9, 2005, the Bush Museum Issues Forum will feature Robert Maberry, Jr. who will talk about Texas flags and his book.
The Texas flags pictured and described in this book are historical objects that show considerable artistry and ingenuity on the part of their makers. Their stories reveal much about the cultural and aesthetic preferences of the age in which they were fashioned and about the political winds in which they were unfurled.
ROBERT MABERRY, JR., wrote this book as guest curator for the exhibition Texas Flags: 1836–1945 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has also served as the director of the Historical Flags of Texas Project, a conservation effort sponsored by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Bush Museum Issues Forum strives to present leading experts in their respective fields. The forum also provides a vehicle in which the local community can be engaged in discussion concerning topics and issues that face our nation. In the past, the Museum Issues Forum has addressed a wide variety of topics including terrorism, LBJ, Central Europe, and the role of intelligence in national security.
The Issues Forum begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Bush Complex. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, call Amanda Urrutia at 979-691-4015.
The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens 62+ and active retired military with ID, as well as groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Children 6 and older are $2.00; TAMU and Blinn College students as well as children under 6 are free.