Modern Times: Texas and the Road to the American Civil War

Our Modern Times lecture series is back, but in a new, exciting, and COVID-19 safe way! We are moving Modern Times out onto our gorgeous front lawn and under an open tent! Plus, for the first time ever we are taking the show online. Now you can participate in the lecture even when you can’t be in Austin! So let’s step back in time for Season 15 of Modern Times, America at War: 1855-1865.
What led to the American Civil War in Texas? Join the Neill-Cochran House Museum and Andrew Torget as we explore the path to the American Civil War.
To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure open airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.
Andrew Torget will be signing his book “Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850” before and after the event. Be sure to pre-order your book in our online store to pick it up at the event or to have a copy signed and shipped to you after the event.