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January 26 – Women in Frontier Texas: Contrasts and Contradictions

On the rights of women

Spanish laws allowed women to have far more rights than Anglo laws, an idea adopted by early Texas lawmakers. Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm joins us to explore the stories of two women, Patricia de la Garza de León and Petra Vela Vidal Kenedy, one married to a Mexican, the other to an Anglo, who faced very different life-styles because of their marriages and the laws under which they lived.

Join us and Dr. Crimm at the Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2:00 pm on January 26, 2020. Complimentary refreshments provided. Presentation begins at 2:30 pm.

Admission is $10 to the general public, $5 to students with valid ID, and free to members of the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Space is limited; while tickets are available at the door, we encourage patrons to register online.

Parking is available free to patrons in the museum lot located off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.

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Prefer not to register online? Call museum staff at 512.478.2335 or send us a note.

About the Speaker

Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm is a native of Mexico whose ancestors came to Texas in 1792. After forty years of teaching history on the high school and university levels, she retired as a Professor Emeritus from Sam Houston State University. She recently started Historic Tours of Texas, a venture which offers one day and multi-day tours for small groups in her party van, the Joye Mobile. She lives in Huntsville with her husband, Jack, and their three dogs.