Modern Times Season 8: 1915-1925 From the Great War to the Roaring Twenties

Texas in the Great War: The 142nd Infantry Regiment (October 20, 2013)
Dr. Gregory Ball, Command Historian, 24th Air Force, Lackland AFB
Dr. Ball will be available to sign copies of his new book, They Called Them Soldier Boys: a Texas Infantry Regiment in World War I, after the lecture.

Why Prohibition?: The Timing and Meaning Behind the Development of National Prohibition (November 10, 2013)
Dr. Mark Smith, Associate Professor of American Studies and History, University of Texas at Austin

Fighting the Flu: Scenes and Narratives from the Pandemic (January 12. 2014)
Ev Lunning, Jr. Assistant Professor Theater Arts, St. Edward’s University & Pamela Christian, Associate Professor Theater and Dance, University of Texas at Austin

The Long Campaign for Woman Suffrage, 1848-1919 (February 9, 2014)
Dr. Megan Seaholm, Senior Lecturer, Department of History
University of Texas at Austin

The “Sears Modern Home,” Epitome of the American Dream: An Up-to-Date House, Customized to Your Needs, Shipped by Rail, and Financed by Sears (March 23, 2014)
John Volz, AIA, Historical Architect, Volz O’Connell Hutson, Austin and Candace Volz, ASID, Decorative Arts Historian, Volz O’Connell Hutson, Austin

Reservations: To make your reservation, you may call the House and make a payment over the phone or use the registration form below. Payments at the door accepted as well, on a space-available basis!

Remember, admission is free if you are a Friends member.


A Speaker Series Moving Through Time

The Neill-Cochran House Museum inaugurated its speaker series seven years ago, naming it Modern Times because when Abner Cook built this Greek Revival residence, it was a state-of-the-art gem. The families for whom the House is named updated the structure when conveniences became available – gas, indoor plumbing, electricity, and more – keeping it “modern.”  For presenters, these informal talks, or conversations, have drawn on a talented pool of experts throughout Texas.   Audience members began the series by stepping back into the middle of the 19th century to 1855 when the Neill-Cochran House was constructed.

Talks are presented by the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum and are free to members of the Friends.  Individual and corporate sponsorships make this benefit possible and keep the price low for new participants.  At only $10 per person per program, the ticket price is one of the state’s best bargains – especially since refreshments are included!