Associate Professor Andrew Torget from the University of North Texas in Denton is hoping to land a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records later this week.
“It sounds a bit crazy, but the plan is to cover the entire breadth of Texas history, from cavemen up to the present, in a single nonstop lesson,” Torget said. “Our driving goal is to raise awareness and support for all the tremendous work that the UNT Libraries do in preserving historical records from the Texan past and making them freely available online.”
The attempt will be made starting on August 24th at 9 a.m. in the University Union Lyceum and is open to the public. The UNT libraries will raise funds during the event to support The Portal to Texas History, the 'gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas'.
For anyone who may interested, The Portal to Texas History will also offer live streaming services of the attempt. Whether you live in Texas, happen to be working on a place study in Texas, or just happen to be a history buff - I hope you can join in on this once in a lifetime event!