Bullock Texas State History Museum presents High Noon Talk: Austin in the Jazz Age
Bullock Texas State History Museum presents High Noon Talk: Austin in the Jazz Age with author Richard Zelade. The Progressive Era produced a rejection of the status quo. In its place, an enthusiastic adherence to life lived without question or consequence took root. The sentiment found fertile soil in Austin, with the University of Texas at the epicenter. Students indulged in the debauchery that typified the era, scandalizing Austin and Texas at large as they introduced a freewheeling, individualistic attitude that now defines the city.
Zelade will present a raucous investigation of the day and its most outstanding and outlandish characters.