Dept. of History

Dr. Wettemann in action in Lexington

McMurry History Departmentís
Traveling Classroom
visits Boston

May Term at McMurry University is a special one-month semester which allows students to immerse themselves in a single, intensive, non-traditional academic experience. This May 2006, eighteen McMurry students studied Religion and the American Revolution, team-taught by Dr. Bob Wettemann of the History Department and Dr. John Miller of the Department of Religion. The class culminated in a week-long tour of historic and religious sites in the Boston area, with an optional free evening (for the truly fanatical) at a Boston Red Sox game. For more information, click here.

Faculty and Programs

History has been an active part of McMurry Universityís academic program ever since the institutionís first classes began in 1923.  Today, history continues to be made by a full-time staff of four who pride themselves on their professional accomplishments both within and outside the classroom.  The History Departmentís resources are further enhanced by its association with the McWhiney Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to history education.  The Foundation specializes in the history of the Old South, Civil War, and Texas. It maintains an extensive collection of books and documents in those fields in the McMurry University library and publishes several outstanding titles in American history every year. It also owns the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, a unique site of historic buildings and artifacts a few miles south of Abilene. These resources together offer students educational opportunites for research and direct hands-on experience simply not available in most university history programs. The department also offers an undergraduate certificate in Public History and, through the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, sponsors a vintage 1880ís base ball (not baseball) team.

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Last updated: 07-05-2006 
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