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Texas Semester

Texas Stars
Enjoy an exclusive, after-hours tour of the Alamo conducted by Dr. Richard Bruce Winders, curator of the Alamo and award-winning author of Sacrificed at the Alamo: Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution.

Explore Civil War Galveston with Dr. Donald S. Frazier, award-winning author of Cottonclads! The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast.

Uncover the hidden world of the state’s vexillology (the study of flags) under the tutelage of Dr. Robert T. Maberry, Jr., award-winning author of Texas Flags.

Walk the battlefield at San Jacinto with Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, award-winning author of Texian Iliad:  The Military History of the Texas Revolution and historical advisor for the 2004 feature film, “The Alamo.”

Learn the art of Texas cooking from Tom Perini, the award-winning author of Texas Cowboy Cooking and owner-operator of the famed Perini Ranch Steakhouse.

Throw down in a barbecue cook-off with fellow students paired against local talent at Buffalo Gap Historic Village.

Load and fire a Sharps buffalo rifle at Fort Chadbourne.

Sweat as you visit a working Texas ranch. Wear your boots and prepare to get dirty.

Scoot your boots across sawdust floors as you take country and western dance lessons.

Enjoy the outdoors as you explore the diversity of Texas wildlife.

Revel as we explore the richness of Texas music in Austin clubs and country “honkytonks.”

Marvel at the array of color on our Texas wildflower tour.

Ponder the future as you visit oil fields and wind farms.

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