Texas Trailblazers Luncheon and The Conference on Texas

New Dates: August 27 & 28, 2020

Conference on Texas Kicks off with Texas Trailblazers Luncheon

Get engaged at the 3rd annual Conference on Texas: Bravery and Resilience, Past, Present, and Future, this year combined with the 9th Annual Texas Trailblazers Luncheon in partnership with Texas Monthly. This year the Witte Museum will take a deeper dive into Texas’ future and its past.

Join us on August 27th at the Texas Trailblazers Luncheon honoring Graham Weston, a visionary who has helped to revitalize San Antonio’s city center. Learn more about what we can do to ensure a bright future for Texas with featured speaker Tom Luce, Founder of the Texas 2036 initiative.

Then hear fascinating stories of Bravery and Resilience at the Conference on Texas on Thursday afternoon with sessions covering various subjects on the past 100 years of Texas history, including: Prohibition, Border Tequila and German Home Brews; Women’s Suffrage and Race: Raise Your Chins and Face the Fight; Will Hogg and Mental Hygiene: From Insane Asylums to Centers for Wellness; Brawling Politics: Texans Stand Up to the Klan; American Dreamers: Mexican Journalists Immigrate to Texas in the 1920’s; Flying Suffragettes: Katherine and Margery Stinson.

Day 2 of the Conference will begin in the morning with: Overcoming Crushing Texas Justice: The Goree Girl Bands at Huntsville; Fashion that Roared and Flappers; Chafing Under the Collar of U.S. Radiowaves: Renegade Border Broadcasting; Anthony F. Lucas and Spindletop: Savant Oil Drilling.

Don’t miss the concluding session with an informal lunch with special panel on the Texas Liberators of German War Camps in WWII and second-generation survivors, in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of San Antonio on the 75th anniversary of liberation.

Reserve Your Spot Today!


For more information ontact Lauren Gordon at 210-357-1905 or Mary Margaret McAllen at 210-357-1856.


All levels include:

  • Recognition as a major donor in printed materials and invitations to the annual Witte Museum’s President’s Dinner
  • Special logo recognition and prime placement on printed program, signage at the event, invitation, and dedicated emailer by Texas Monthly (due February 2020), thank you in the summer 2020 Witte Tracks Member Magazine to 5,600 members & emailer to entire Witte database of 17,000+ South Texans


      • Presenting Sponsor of both Texas Trailblazers Luncheon and Conference on Texas
        (2) Top tier table placements in front of the stage with preferred seating for (10) at the Texas Trailblazers Luncheon
      • (15) complimentary tickets to the Conference on Texas


      • (8) complimentary tickets to the Conference on Texas




    • Conference Video Sponsor $7,000 RESERVED for Humanities Texas
      • (1) Table for (10) at the Texas Trailblazers Luncheon
      • (4) complimentary tickets to the Conference on Texas



Texas Trailblazers Luncheon Table Levels:

    • Pioneer  $5,000
      • (1) Second tier table placement with preferred seating for (10)
      • (4) complimentary tickets to the Conference on Texas
    • Explorer $3,000
      • (1) Third tier table placement with preferred seating for (10)
      • (4) of your table guests complimentary tickets to the Conference on Texas


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The Conference on Texas is generously sponsored by: Veltri and Velasquez Wealth Management at Wells Fargo Advisors, Humanities Texas and Jefferson Bank. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Mary Margaret McAllen at MMMcAllen@WitteMuseum.org.