Lectures at the Petroleum Museum
Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series – sponsored by Abell-Hanger Foundation
Andrew Torget, historian of nineteenth century North America at the University of North Texas
Thursday, March 1st
Free event with limited seating.
Museum Members are invited to a members only reception at 6:30 pm.
Dr. Andrew J. Torget will talk about one of the most crucial – but forgotten – moments of the civil rights era: the Crisis at Mansfield High School in 1956-57. Thanks to historical records preserved and digitized by the Portal to Texas History, that story has recently been rediscovered and is the centerpiece of a new online museum about the civil rights era in Texas. Dr. Torget will tell the story of Mansfield, and how the Portal to Texas History is allowing students across Texas to rediscover forgotten stories of the past.
Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series – sponsored by Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, & Texas Pecos Trail
February Presenter: Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute & Mechanical Engineering Professor, UT Austin
“Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival”
Energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, yet their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. Current population growth, economic growth, and short-sighted policies are likely to make things worse. Join us as Webber offers a holistic way of thinking—a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both.