Lecture: What Really Happened During the Battle of San Jacinto?

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Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution in depth with four renowned scholars at the San Jacinto Day Lecture Series.  Lectures will take place before,  between, and after the two reenactments and admission to them is free.  Each lecture will be approximately 30 minutes long with an opportunity for a question-and-answer session following its conclusion.

Dr. Andrew J. Torget presents "What Really Happened during the Battle of San Jacinto?" in the third session of the San Jacinto Day Celebration Lecture Series.

Andrew J. Torget is a historian of nineteenth-century North America at the University of North Texas, where he holds the University Distinguished Teaching Professorship. An award-winning speaker, he has been featured at Harvard, Stanford, Rice, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and the Library of Congress. The author or editor of five books, his most recent, Seeds of Empire, won twelve book prizes and awards and was hailed by Texas Monthly as “the most nuanced and authoritative rewriting of Texas's origin myth to date.” In 2018, he set a Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest History Lesson, which was seen online by more than 30 million people. The Texas State Historical Association awarded him the Bryan Leadership in Education Award in 2020, and The Dallas Morning News named him a finalist for their “Texan of the Year” award in 2021 for the “uncommon, inspirational impact” of his work. In 2023, he served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Germany and visiting professor of history at the University of Bremen.

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