Modern Times Season 9: 1925-1935, Boom to Bust!

The Stock Market Crashes and Hemlines Fall: Fashions from 1925-1935 (October 12, 2014)
Michaele Haynes, San Antonio-based independent scholar

Black Tuesday: Its Causes and Its Impact on Texas (November 23, 2014)
Ian McAbeer, President and Founder, Blackhaw Wealth Management and Lecturer at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Let’s Go to the Movies: The Transition to Sound and Surviving the Great Depression (January 25, 2015)
Dr. Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin

J. Frank Dobie: Austin’s Liberated Mind (February 22, 2015)
Stephen L. Davis, Curator at the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University. Author of J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind and co-author of Dallas 1963

American Realism in Texas: Murals and the WPA (March 29, 2015)
Dr. Karen Pope, Professor of American and European Art, Baylor University; founder Art inSight


Lectures take place the the Neill-Cochran House Museum and free parking is located in the back lot accessible from 23rd Street. Doors open at 2:00 PM for refreshments and lectures begin at 2:30 PM.

Reservations: To make your reservation, you may call the House and make a payment over the phone or register online here. 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!