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Past Events

2nd annual National African American Read

February 3, 2024

Come celebrate Black History Month at the 2nd annual National African American Read In with Calaboose African American History Museum!

Celebratory Reception for the artist Morgan Grigsby, Saturday, May 6 from 10am - 12pm

May 6, 2023

Comfort is the first solo exhibition of paintings by painter Morgan Grigsby.

Black History Month Third Saturday: Screening of Mighty Times: The Children's March

February 18, 2023

Learning for Justice, formerly called "Teaching for Tolerance," provides classroom resources and professional development for teachers.

Black History Month First Saturday: African American Read-In

February 4, 2023

The African American Read-In is a national event started by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Eddie Durham Tribute 2020

August 22, 2022

A fabulous mix of musical and spoken word entertainment, recorded live for this event, and vintage footage.

National Preservation Day 2022

May 2, 2022

A day of learning, storytelling, preserving histories, and bridge-building around the rich collective and beautifully diverse heritage of San Marcos, Texas!

Eddie Durham Jazz Fest, Saturday, Oct 21 from 11am - 5pm at Eddie Durham Park

October 21, 2023

The Calaboose African American History Museum is celebrating the musical contributions of San Marcos native, Eddie Durham, with a free concert.

Black History Month Fourth Saturday: African American Studies Future at Texas State University

February 25, 2023

Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, director of the African American Studies Program at Texas State University will host an event on the status of Black Studies at Texas State and in Texas more broadly.

Black History Month Second Saturday: African Safari Program (Storytelling)

February 11, 2023

Elizabeth Kahura, a storyteller from Kenya, will bring her African storytelling talents to the Calaboose African American History Museum's Cephas House.

Eddie Durham Jazz Fest 2022

October 15, 2022

Celebrating San Marcos native, Eddie Durham, a legendary swing-era jazz guitarist, trombonist, arranger and composer.

Free Drumming Class

June 11, 2022

The drumming class last SATURDAY sought to UPLIFT LIVES THROUGH RHYTHM & DRUM!

The Dream Continues
The Virtual Martin Luther King Jr Event

January 18, 2021

The Calaboose African American History Museum designed this wreath with humble but heartfelt intention.

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