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The University of North Texas will become the new home of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), which furthers the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the unique history of the state. The TSHA was founded on March 2, 1897--the sixty-first anniversary of the Texas Declaration of Independence--and is Texas's oldest such organization. Its office was previously located at the University of Texas at Austin. The TSHA will bring to UNT's Denton campus a record of sponsoring lectures, conferences, and other historical programming; a 110-year tradition of publishing the Southwestern Historical Quarterly; and web resources, including the Handbook of Texas Online and the Digital Gateway to Texas History. For more information, visit

In celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), Tusculum College, located in Greeneville, Tennessee, will be hosting a daylong symposium on Thursday, September 18, 2008, titled "Andrew Johnson: Heritage, Legacy, and Our Constitution." This symposium explores the seventeenth president's impact on the era, the presidency, and the Constitution and will feature Paul H. Bergeron of the University of Tennessee, Michael Kent Curtis of the Wake Forest University School of Law, Eric Foner of Columbia University, and Robert Orr of Walters State and Washington College Academy. Oliver Thomas, executive director of the Niswonger Foundation, will moderate a concluding panel discussion. While on the campus of Tusculum College, make a point to visit the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library to view our newest exhibit: "Andrew Johnson: Heritage, Legacy, and Our Constitution." This exhibit tells the story of Johnson's life through the many artifacts and documents from our collection. Also on exhibit are selected Johnson items from the Tennessee State Museum. …


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