GLO Save Texas History Symposium Reception to Feature Special Guest Chet Garner - The Daytripper

Event to raise money for program, Symposium takes a look at Austin: In the Shadow of the Dome

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MEDIA ADVISORY — Nov 06, 2015

AUSTIN — On Saturday, Nov. 14, Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be joined by several well-known special guests at the VIP Meet & Greet and Save Texas History Reception at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center to help raise funds for this essential program. One of the special guests joining Commissioner Bush to celebrate the Save Texas History program includes Chet Garner, star of "The Daytripper" on PBS.

WHO: Texas General Land Office, Texas General Land Office, Chet Garner of PBS' The Daytripper, Texas History enthusiasts, Texas History enthusiasts
WHAT: Save Texas History Reception
WHEN: Saturday, November 14th from 6:30-9:00 pm
WHERE: Texas Capitol Visitors Center, 112 E 11th St., Austin, TX 78701
WHY: To support the Texas General Land Office Save Texas History program, and conserve the 36 million documents, and 45,000 maps, sketches and drawing housed in the GLO Archives.
HOW: Register online at
PRICE: Symposium registration - $65; Symposium + Reception - $150; Symposium + VIP Meet & Greet + Reception - $250

The 6th Annual Save Texas History Symposium, In the Shadow of the Dome: Austin by Day & Night will examine the diverse history of Austin in the 19th Century. From the Pig War, to Guy Town, to the Servant Girl Annihilator and the destruction of the State Capitol, this symposium will be a fascinating look at Austin in a new light. Registration is available, starting at $65 per person at

About Chet Garner:
Chet Garner is the creator, host, executive producer and writer of The Daytripper, a 5-time Emmy-award-winning program airing on PBS.

Born in Comanche, Texas and raised in Port Neches, Texas, Chet's love for storytelling started at a young age telling stories around the campfire while in Boy Scouts and toting around his grandfather's VHS video camera staging elaborate productions in his backyard.

Chet earned a degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to graduate first in his class from Baylor Law School. However, after practicing law for 3 years, he decided to follow his passions and to simultaneously inspire Texans to appreciate the beauty, history, and food of the Lone Star State.

What followed was a crash course in travel, filmmaking, marketing, and doing whatever it takes to create a successful TV show. When not traveling Chet is at home in Georgetown, Texas with his wife and 3 children (5, 3, and 1 year old) - although he's usually got them on the road too.

Learn more about The Daytripper at

About Save Texas History:
Save Texas History, a project of the Texas General Land Office, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historic documents and maps of the General Land Office Archives, serving as a teaching resource for Texas History education, and serving as a resource for digitizing Texas History.

This is the 6th Annual Save Texas History Symposium. This year, the theme is Austin in the 19th Century. Speakers include Dr. David B. Gracy II, Dr. Andres and Juanita Tijerina, James L. Haley, Lt. (Ret) Doug Dukes, Richard Zelade, Jeff Kerr, Ali James, Teri E. Flack, Dr. Bruce Ellis, Buck Cole and Kevin Klaus.


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