What is provided as part of the I Am Texas Exhibition?
- The 7’ tall, largest published book in the world
- Stand for the big book
- IPAD & stand with all 1,000 poems, stories, and artwork by students in digital format, so that visitors can scroll through.
About I Am Texas Traveling Exhibition
I Am Texas is a 7-foot-tall book that is set to break the Guinness World Record for the largest published book in the world. This book has 1,000 stories, poems and artwork written by kids in the 3rd-12th grade all about Texas. 72 school districts and thousands of students across the state of Texas and beyond participated in the contest to be published in this record breaking big-book and subsequent published books.
This program has given students a chance to be a part of something BIG! When iWRITE came together with The Bryan (Texas History) Museum, we were able to combine both non-profits’ missions – build student confidence through writing about your Texas story.
Book Tour Sponsored by
The Bryan Museum
November 30 – January 8
The mission of The Bryan Museum is to bring the history of Texas and the American West to life. Through its world-class collections, exhibitions, and educational history and literacy programs, students of all ages get a chance to experience the stories of yesterday and write the stories of tomorrow.
Phillips 66 Headquarters
January 9 – January 23
Phillips 66 is the proud Title Sponsor of the I Am Texas Publication. Phillips 66 provides energy and improve lives and backs that up with core company values of safety, honor and commitment. The Phillips 66 headquarters is located in southwest Houston.
Taste of Texas
January 24 – March 5
Serving the Finest Texas Hospitality since 1977, the Taste of Texas restaurant serves world class Texas cuisine and has a Texas history museum with a stunning collection of Texas art and artifacts. Co-owner Nina Hardee gives tours almost every school day to fourth graders and hosts a popular Saturday morning history talk at the restaurant.
March 9 – April 30, 2023
Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. The Alamo tells the story of Texas Independence as part of its rich and diverse 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year and is the #1 most visited destination in the State of Texas. In 1960, the Alamo was designated a United States National Historic Landmark, and in 2015, it became part of the Lone Star State’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts, and explore an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit theAlamo.org.
The State Capitol
May 2, 2023 at 10 a.m.
The granite Texas statehouse stands as a testament to the history of the Lone Star State. The Texas Capitol is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986
The Stark Museum
May 10 – July 29
The Stark Museum of Art houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western art and is located in the heart of downtown historic Orange, Texas. Paintings, sculpture, prints and rare books interpret the West from 19th century frontier artists to the 20th century artistic colonies in New Mexico and focus on the stunning land, dramatic people and diverse wildlife of the American West. Visit starkmuseum.org
The Galleria Houston
August 9 – August 23
Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise Westin hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston’s most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every style and taste. A plethora of amenities, including a full-size ice rink for recreational and figure skating, a state of the art children’s play area, two swimming pools, full-service national and international banks, multiple tax-free reimbursement locations for international guests, two tailor shops, several beauty salons, and a post office, continually serve a wide range of shopper delights. Visit simon.com/mall/the-galleria
September 5 – October 2, 2023
The Texas Center at Schreiner University is the proud education sponsor of the I Am Texas contest. The Texas Center at Schreiner University is an educational ecosystem that offers opportunities for students and the general population to learn and appreciate the uniqueness of Texan history, culture, and people.
Dallas Historical Society
November 20 – December 1, 2023
Formed in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the oldest organization in Dallas County committed to preserving the history of the region, and presenting it to the public in innovative and informative ways. Offering education programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events, this organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas.