High Noon Talk: Austin's First Public Schools


February 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Graduation rates, overcrowding, funding– issues the citizens of Austin have been facing in their public schools since the late 1800s.

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

At February's High Noon Talk, join Austin History Center curator Molly Hults for a discussion about the exhibition, Making the Grade: Austin's First Public Schools. The exhibit details the difficulties Austin faced in establishing a free public school system in the 1870s and utilizes historic documents and ephemera to explore what life was like for students and teachers in the early years of the Austin public schools.

Images courtesy Austin History Center.

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


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