“A Piece of the Past” Museum Essay Contest

Prior Winners

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2016 Winners

6th Annual “A Piece of the Past” Museum Essay Contest Winners, 2016

2016 Winners:

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2016 Winners of the “Piece of the Past” contest, with Stewart Morris in center and Dr. Sloan in background.

Grand Prize Winner:

Jonathan Richie, “The Bodey Oil Lamp: The Illumination of Dating Through Construction and Design”

Southern History/American Architecture and Decorative Arts

1st        Cora Cobb, “Reconstruction Era Quilts: Piecing Families Together”

2nd       Nathan Cobb, “The Pianola: Profane or Beneficial?”

Dunham Bible Museum

1st        Madeline Thorpe, “Justice in the Balance: The Word against the World in Acts and Monuments —An Original Leaf—Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, 1576”

2rd        Emil Simon, “The Bible Says What? The Wicked Bible”

Art Museums

1st        Allison Thai, “The Marriage At Cana by Marten Pepyn: A Baroque Treatment of Christ’s First Miracle”

2nd       Duyen Nguyen, “Francken’s The Last Judgment”

Freshmen

1st       Corrie McCloy, “The Realm of the Brownie”

2nd       Amber Ontiveros, “The Birth of Modern Medicine”: William Gunnell’s Surgeon’s Set”

HBU Academy

1st        Alexander B. Hale, “Surgical Saviors: The Civil War Era Surgeon’s Set”

2nd       Sidarth Joshi, “The Minie Ball —The Innovation that Devastated the Confederacy”

GRAND PRIZE: $1,500

Plus Additional Prizes in Five Categories:
1. Museum of Southern History 1st place:  $500 2nd place $250
2. Dunham Bible Museum 1st place:  $500 2nd place $250
3. The Museum of Decorative Arts 1st place:  $500 2nd place $250
4. Fine Arts /Contemporary Art  Museums 1st place:  $500 2nd place $250
5. Best Freshman Essays 1st place:  $500 2nd place $250

2015

Grand Prize Winner

Southern History Museum

American Architecture and Decorative Arts

Dunham Bible Museum

Art Museums

Freshmen

1st       Blake Richards, “The Surrender of Galveston and the Battle to Win It Back” (Southern History Museum)

2nd       Doris M. Benavides, “Girls Gone Wild: The Flapper Dress” (Southern History Museum)

 


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)

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

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

2012

Dunham Bible Museum

1st place, Nicholas van Cleve, “A Story of Remarkable Recovery”

2nd place, Andrew Adler, “The Initiative of John Eliot in the Translation and Printing of the Algonquian Bible

2011

Dunham Bible Museum

1st place, Nicholas Mario Bruno, “Matthew Carey’s Douay-Rheims Bible”

2nd place, Andrew Adler, Adoniram Judson’s Burmese Bible: A Product of Intellect, Passion, and Providence”

 

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