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Upcoming Events

The Calaboose offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. See below for more on our upcoming events.

Black History Month Second Saturday:

African Safari Program (Storytelling)

Elizabeth Kahura, a storyteller from Kenya, will bring her African storytelling talents to the Calaboose African American History Museum's Cephas House, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Kahura, a teacher by profession, started the African Safari Program to try to teach others about the true meaning of Africa. She likes to present folktales from Africa, tell motivational poems in English and Swahili, share proverbs, riddles and jokes, and performs musical numbers and games. This event is free and open to the public.

Black History Month Third Saturday:

Screening of Mighty Times: The Children's March

Learning for Justice, formerly called "Teaching for Tolerance," provides classroom resources and professional development for teachers. The CAAHM has obtained a Learning for Justice film and will be screening Mighty Times: The Children's March, which highlights activism and social change led by youth. This screening of this critically acclaimed film will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at the CAAHM's Cephas House. The Children's March earned top honors from the International Documentary Association as the best short film of 2004. This event is free and open to the public.

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Black History Month Fourth Saturday:

African American Studies Future at Texas State University

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. Join us at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Cephas House for this lively discussion. Dr. Goldstone earned her B.A. in American Studies and a minor in African American Studies from the University of Iowa. She holds an M.A.T. in Secondary English Education from Brown University and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin . Her book Integrating the Forty Acres: A Fifty-Year Struggle for Racial Equality at the University of Texas, won the Coral H. Tullis Memorial Prize for the best book on Texas history, and she is currently finishing an article titled “Teaching While Black: A Black Professor in Trump Land.” This event is free and open to the  public.

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Black History Month First Saturday:

African American Read-In

The African American Read-In is a national event started by the National Council of Teachers of English. People everywhere are encouraged to go to schools, community centers, homes, parks, other areas to read books by African American authors. This event,10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, also will served a the public opening of the Dr. Skyller Walkes Non-Lender Library located inside of the Cephas House, across from the Calaboose African American History Museum in San Marcos, Texas. This event is free and open to the public.

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