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Annual Meeting

Fifty-fifth Annual Meeting
Society for the History of Discoveries
October 30 – November 2, 2014
Austin, Texas

SHD Annual Meeting 2014
Preliminary Schedule

The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will be the venue for SHD’s Annual Meeting 2014 - from October 30 (Thursday) to November 2 (Sunday). The reason for that rather late slot is the desire to coincide with the opening of the new gallery on the La Salle ’s ship(wreck) La Belle.

In addition to the sessions on Friday and Saturday, a city tour will be held for Thursday afternoon (including the map room of the Texas General Land Office) and a day excursion on Sunday to San Antonio including The Alamo and the River Walk.


2:30 p.m. off hotel / 3 p.m. off Capitol: Pre-Conference walking tour of Austin led by Society President Imre Demhardt.

Visit of neo-gothic Capitol Visitor Center, housing a small exhibit on Texas land appropriation and on to the Texas Capitol for quick glimpse. Then two blocks down the road to the Texas General Land Office for some treasures of its collections dating back to Spanish and Mexican times. Tour ends at Bullock State History Museum.

In case you do opt NOT TO BEGIN THE TOUR AT THE HOTEL (Double Tree at IH 35 North) but rather at the Texas Capitol, PLEASE INFORM our Secretary, Mylynka Cardona, so that the transportation can be adjusted and the tour guide receives a list who is joining where.

If you do opt to join the tour at the Texas Capitol, the starting point is the gate to the premises at North Congress Avenue and 11th Street.

Note that the walking tour ends at the Texas State History Museum (Bullock Museum) where there will be the icebreaker event of the 55th Annual Meeting.

The CONFERENCE HOTEL is the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Austin, 6505 IH-35 North, Austin, Texas, 78752-4346 USA
(TEL: 1-512-454-3737 , FAX: 1-512-454-6915). Clink on the link above to see more about the hotel. The rate is $129.00 for participants in/attendees of the SHD meeting; simply mention that you are attending the SHD Meeting in order to secure that rate. Better still, book directly by using the following hotel/SHD link.

The hotel is a short shuttle ride from the Bullock Texas State History Museum, venue of the SHD program sessions. Walking is not recommended. There is ample parking attached to the museum if folks prefer to drive themselves.

Click on tabs above on the tool bar for Preliminary Schedule, the Abstracts of the presentations at this meeting, and online Registration.

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