Modern Times Lecture Series: Telling the Untold Story (w/ Sarah Bird)


What’s Happening?

DATE CHANGE: Now THURSDAY, FEB 24, 6-8pm

The Neill-Cochran House Museum hosts an ongoing speaker series called “Modern Times” that features Texas-based experts covering the history of an era, topic by topic and decade by decade. This series is in its 16th season at the Museum.
 
Join us on Thursday, February 24, 6-8pm, for a Modern Times Happy Hour as we welcome acclaimed author Sarah Bird to discuss her 40-year journey researching Cathay Williams, the subject of her recent book, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen.  Hye Rum will serve delicious complimentary cocktails for in person attendees.

The lecture is available in person and online through Zoom. Admission is $20 for the general public and $15 for NCHM members and students. Sarah Bird will be available after the lecture to answer questions and sign books. To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at this in person event, we require everyone to wear a mask while in the Museum.
 
Cathay Williams was born to an enslaved mother and a free father in Independence, Missouri in 1844. Thrust into the U.S. Army as a teenager, Williams dedicated her life to military service. Though over 400 women served in the Civil War posing as male soldiers, Williams was the first African American woman to enlist and the only documented woman to serve in the United States Army, while disguised as a man, during the Indian Wars. Williams is also the only known female Buffalo Soldier.

DATE CHANGE: Now THURSDAY, FEB 24, 6-8pm

The Neill-Cochran House Museum hosts an ongoing speaker series called “Modern Times” that features Texas-based experts covering the history of an era, topic by topic and decade by decade. This series is in its 16th season at the Museum.
 
Join us on Thursday, February 24, 6-8pm, for a Modern Times Happy Hour as we welcome acclaimed author Sarah Bird to discuss her 40-year journey researching Cathay Williams, the subject of her recent book, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen.  Hye Rum will serve delicious complimentary cocktails for in person attendees.

The lecture is available in person and online through Zoom. Admission is $20 for the general public and $15 for NCHM members and students. Sarah Bird will be available after the lecture to answer questions and sign books. To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at this in person event, we require everyone to wear a mask while in the Museum.
 
Cathay Williams was born to an enslaved mother and a free father in Independence, Missouri in 1844. Thrust into the U.S. Army as a teenager, Williams dedicated her life to military service. Though over 400 women served in the Civil War posing as male soldiers, Williams was the first African American woman to enlist and the only documented woman to serve in the United States Army, while disguised as a man, during the Indian Wars. Williams is also the only known female Buffalo Soldier.

About the Event Host
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.
When & Where
Feb 24, 2022, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel St.
Austin, TX
$15.00


What To Expect

Nonprofit Events

For Adults

Online & Digital Events

Storytelling

Literature

History

Women's History Month

Veteran

Black History Month

Happy Hour - Drinks

Free Alcohol


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