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october, 2019

12oct2:00 pm210|West Gallery Talk: Texas and the Beaver Trade

Event Details

Texas and the Beaver Trade

Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. 
The 18th- and 19th-century beaver trade that led to the creation of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Rocky Mountain Fur Company, American Fur Company, and their corps of “mountain men” has become well-known western legend; what few people realize is that this quest for beaver pelts also extended into Texas. Join Ryan Badger, Assistant Curator at the Briscoe Museum, for a discussion about the animal that was hunted to near extinction, the rise of the mountain men, and how the fur trade developed in the Lone Star State during the early 19th century.

This program is supported by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. Included with museum admission.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Location

Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W Market St

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