Longest Texas History Lesson

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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!

asked in The Tree House by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
Leave it to a Texan to try to teach history bigger.
I had to laugh at that Deb! I just knew someone was going to have that response.
Hey, I'm married to one, I know whereof I speak. lol
How long does he have to lecture to break the record?

Could include the story of Dutch embezzler Philip Hendrik Nering Bögel aka "Baron de Bastrop" in his lecture...

Michelle, I am not sure there is currently a record, but they are aiming for 24+ hours.

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