High Noon Talk: Austin in the Jazz Age


December 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn about Austin's counterculture during the roaring 20s.

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 Progressive Era produced a rejection of the status quo. In its place, an enthusiastic adherence to life lived without question or consequence took root. The sentiment found fertile soil in Austin, with the University of Texas at the epicenter. Students indulged in the debauchery that typified the era, scandalizing Austin and Texas at large as they introduced a freewheeling, individualistic attitude that now defines the city. Join Austin in the Jazz Age author Richard Zelade in a raucous investigation of the day and its most outstanding and outlandish characters.

Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

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