November 15 at 3 p.m.
Come hear UT Austin student Celeste Banda speak on her research conducted this summer in the Czech Republic about Milam County Czech Families!! 3 p.m. at the Museum, 119 W. French Ave, Temple, Texas
Celeste interned at the Museum last summer just before her trip to Europe.
"From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, many immigrants arrived in Texas from the Czech lands of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. They arrived from towns like Cermna, Brno, Vsetin, and Frenstat. One of the counties that the immigrants settled in was Milam County. This presentation will focus on Milam County communities with significant Texas Czech populations, families, and social organizations," said Banda.
Celeste Banda is a student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in East European Studies. In the past, she has presented to the Austin Czech Historical Association and to high school classes in Cameron. During her time spent studying abroad, she visited several towns of origin of Czech Milam County families. Celeste is a native of Cameron in Milam County.