Come Back to Garrison!
Posted: January 23, 2008
After an $8.9 million renovation, and a year-and-a-half in Burdine Hall, the History Department moved back into its original home on December 10, 2007. To celebrate the first renovation since Garrison was built in 1926, the department is hosting a two-day event:
Come Back to Garrison.
On Thursday, January 31 from 4-7 p.m., the History Department will host a reception in the Main Building (Tower), Room 212 with College of Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl and Chair Alan Tully announcing:
- the founding of the Institute for Historical Studies
- the launch of the History Lecture Series, and
- the inauguration of the History Visiting Committee.
On Friday, February 1, History department faculty and staff will host a day of lectures, exhibits and tours. Come hear award-winning faculty talk about:
- their most popular lectures
- their favorite films
- their most interesting new research, and
- their exciting discoveries among the rich resources in the libraries and museums at The University of Texas. No tests, no research papers!
There will also be faculty-guided tours of exhibits at the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, the Center for American History, and the Benson Latin American Collection.
On the second floor of Garrison Hall, Follett’s Intellectual Property Bookstore will exhibit recent books by History faculty. All History Department faculty books published within the last five years will be sold for 20 percent off on Friday in Garrison Hall. For further information on this sale, call the store at 478-0007 and ask for Jason Lochner.
The celebration culminates with dinner the evening of Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at the Texas Exes Alumni Center. The keynote speaker is Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor George Forgie. (Reservations are required.)