“A Piece of the Past” Museum Essay Contest Prior Results

 

2014

Winners of the 2014 “A Piece of the Past”  museum essay contest were announced March 27, 2014 at a special dinner for participants at the River Oaks Country Club. Essays from the contest can be read here.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Andrew S. Jimenez, “America’s Heroes: Houston’s WWI Training Camp” (Southern History Museum)

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS

  • 1st       Justin R. Brittain, “Transcending the Toy Box:  The Changing Meaning of the Doll”
  • 2nd     Katie L. Kuhlman, “Always Remembered: A Human Hair Decoration from VictorianTimes”

DUNHAM BIBLE MUSEUM

  • 1st       Nicholas Van Cleve, “The Scroll of Esther: Catharsis on Vellum—A Triumph Celebrated”
  • 2nd     Hayley DeBolt, “The Making of the King James Bible”

MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY

  • 1st       Kyra Brown, “More Than Just A Mammy: The Story Behind the Historic Academy Award Win of Hattie McDaniel”
  • 2nd     Dayna C. Patterson, “Violence and Hate Without Reason”: A Ku Klux Klan Hood of the 1920s”

FINE ARTS MUSEUM AND CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

  • 1st       Tia Lee Wettman, “Chagall’s Symbolism: Esquisse Pour L’Exode”
  • 2nd     Nathan Cobb, “The Matterhorn: A Spirit of Adventure

FRESHMAN CATEGORY

  • 1st       Elizabeth J. Shecterle, “A Different Kind of Surgery: A Civil War Era Surgeon’s Set”
  • 2nd     Samuel J. DeForke, “The Model 1842 Percussion Pistol – Its Time in History”

 


 

2013

Museum of Decorative Arts

 

Dunham Bible Museum

 

Museum of Southern History

 

Freshman Category

 

Honorable Mention

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