“A Piece of the Past” Museum Essay Contest

Prior Winners

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2016 Winners

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

  • 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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