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Monday, July 28, 2008
1st Saturday Coffee and Culture Series on August 2
First Saturday Coffee and Culture Series
Sponsored by Humanities Texas, Starbucks, and Brownsville Historical Association
The Old City Cemetery Center, located in the Mitte Cultural District, is pleased to present the 1st Saturday Coffee and Culture at the Center Series each first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon on Saturday, August 2. The series explores burial customs and cultures from around the world and allows participants to make thoughtful comparisons to local culture and local burial customs. The series is sponsored through a grant from Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and coffee and tea is provided by Starbucks. The series includes lectures, hands-on activities for children and a cup of coffee or tea for adults. August's series focuses on Medieval Culture and will feature a presentation on "Medieval Burial Customs". The hands-on activity is "Exploring Stained Glass."
During the program, the Humanities Texas exhibit "Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900 to 1500" will be on display. The exhibit traces the evolving uses of art through the Middle Ages and leads to a heightened appreciation of how people found meaning and purpose in chaotic times. Surveying the varieties and purposes of art through six centuries, this photo and text panel display combines color images, background arches on muted mats, and eloquent texts to tell a moving story. This exhibit was developed in collaboration with the Oklahoma Museum of Art.
This program is free to the public. The Old City Cemetery Center offers free admission from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Brownsville Historical Association manages the Old City Cemetery Center. For more information on BHA programs and exhibits please call 956-541-5560 or 956-541-1167.
About Brownsville Historical Association
The Brownsville Historical Association manages the Brownsville Heritage Complex which consists of: Stillman House, Brownsville Heritage Museum, Aiken Education Center, and Heritage Resource Center. The Brownsville Heritage Complex is located at 1325 E. Washington, Brownsville, Texas 78520. The mission of the BHA is to preserve, educate, and promote the history, heritage, and cultural arts of Brownsville, Texas and its environs through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections. For more information visit www.brownsvillehistory.org
About Old City Cemetery Center
The Old City Cemetery Center focuses on history, architecture, art, and folk customs of the cemetery. It is lcoated at 600 E. Jackson on the corner of 6th and Monroe Streets in Brownsville. It is managed by the Brownsville Historical Association. The mission of the Old City Cemetery Center is to advance life-long learning opportunities about the history, architecture, art, genealogy and folk art customs of the Brownsville Historic City Cemetery and the surrounding Buena Vida Neighborhood through exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs. For more information visit www.brownsvillehistory.org.
Brownsville Historical Association
Brownsville Historical Association
Old City Cemetery Center Assistant
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