High Noon Talk: Another Year Finds Me in Texas


July 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discover what Texas was like during the Civil War through the journal of a woman who lived it.

Join author and lecturer at SMU Vicki Tongate for a discussion of the focus of her new book, Lucy Pier Stevens. Stevens was a woman from Ohio who became stuck in Texas while visiting family at the outbreak of the Civil War.

Articulate, educated, and a keen observer, Stevens took note of seemingly everything in her diary—the weather, illnesses, food shortages, parties, church attendance, chores, schools, childbirth, death, the family’s slaves, and political and military news. Her writings give us a unique perspective of daily life in Texas during the war.


Educators, to receive CPE credit for public programs, please send an RSVP to Education@TheStoryofTexas.com.

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