Virtual Workshop: Tamales

Online Program

December 3, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Food history and tips on making your own tasty tamales.

Event Details

Every year around the holidays in Texas, making tamales is a cherished custom. Discover the story behind this favorite holiday tradition with historian Dr. Monica Perales and follow along with a recipe to make your own batch at home this season.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Monica Perales is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. She received her Ph.D. in history from Stanford University in 2004. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the Ruth A. Allen Pioneer in Working Class Studies Award, and was a Summerlee Fellow in Texas History at the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University (2006—2007). Professor Perales has served on the boards of Humanities Texas (the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities), the Urban History Association, the Labor and Working Class History Association, and the Texas State Historical Association. She presently serves as the Vice President of the advisory board of Foodways Texas, a statewide organization that preserves, promotes, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the state.

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Banner image courtesy Carmen Lomas Garza, Tamalada, 1990, color lithograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by John B. Turner, 1997.5, (c) 1990, Carmen Lomas Garza

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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