The public is invited to VC's Spring 2024 John W. Stormont Lecture Series at the Museum of the Coastal Bend. The Series kicks off with a presentation by Joseph Fox at 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Joseph Fox, historian, presents At the Crossroads: Three Undertold Stories from Victoria History. Fox discusses significant, but little-known, events that took place in Victoria, TX.
Join Joe as he relates three stories:
1. The Republic of the Rio Grande- A city founder and other Victorians joining in an effort with Mexican Federalists to start a country with Laredo as the capital
2. The Trial of Dennis Chapin- One of the founders of Edinburg, TX shot a man in a San Antonio saloon leading to a trial in Victoria
3. The Great Guinea Glide- What was a fun event at Victoria's Armadillo Fest in Riverside Park turns into a animal rights disaster but also why there are Guinea's today in Old Victoria.
Joseph Fox is a 7th Grade Texas History teacher at Rockport-Fulton Middle School. He has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Texas State University-San Marcos where he completed a thesis on the connection between the Lone Star Brewing Company's connection to the 1970s Progressive Country music scene in Austin, Texas. He has deep experience as a history educator by working at Victoria East High School, the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, and the Fulton Mansion in Rockport.
For more information, or to reserve your seat, please contact Sue Prudhomme at (361) 582-2436 or via Sue.Prudhomme@VictoriaCollege.edu.