High Noon Talk: The Cedar Choppers


October 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

They headed for the hills but Austin's growth caught up to them. Hear their story before it's gone.

Program Details

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.

The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing is an entertaining dive into the history of a people with roots in Appalachia who settled on the west side of the Balcones Fault during the mid-19th century. The emergence of Austin as a major metropolitan area, especially after the 1950s, soon brought the cedar choppers and their hillbilly lifestyle into direct confrontation with a gentrified urban population. Join author Ken Roberts for a talk on the cedar choppers, their clans, their culture and a way of life that is rapidly disappearing.

Educators: To receive CPE credit, email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.