Before anyone started moving to Austin
There’s no way to find our way back to Texas’ and Austin’s origins without understanding the history of the Comanche in Texas.
Former Texas Monthly Executive Editor S.C. Gwynne joins us for our second installment of this season of Modern Times to illuminate this part of Texas’ history. Based on his Pulitzer-nominated and best-selling book, Empire of the Summer Moon, Gwynne explores what is only the beginning of the longer story of the impact that Comanche had on the 19th century history of North America. Their masterful defense of their territory in Texas, in which they repelled the advances of both New Spain and New France, would ultimately set the stage for Anglo-American settlement in Texas in the 1820s and thus the origins of our city and the Texian republic.
Join us and Mr. Gwynne at the beginning both of Austin and of our 13th series of Modern Times at the Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2:00 pm on November 11, 2018. Complimentary refreshments provided. Presentation begins at 2:30 pm. Copies of Empire of the Summer Moon will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
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.
About the Speaker
S.C. Gwynne is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rebel Yell and Empire of the Summer Moon, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with Time as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with Texas Monthly as executive editor. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife.