Author James L. Haley will be visiting the Eanes History Group to speak on historical
literacy, the present level of ignorance about history in our society, and what historical fiction can do to fix it in “Literacy from Historical Fiction: The Job and the Joy.”

Haley is the author of over twenty books, including contemporary and historical fiction, and the history of Texas and the American West. Critically he is known as a practitioner of what they call “narrative history,” presenting a subject that some might find dry or academic in a lively and compelling way.

On the second Monday of each month, join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!

Would you like to know how a Mexican faith healer changed the land use in these rugged hills? Can you name the act of outrageous generosity that created a permanent home for the Eanes School? Do you live in the Westbank neighborhood that has materials recycled from the Texas Capitol fire of 1881?

Questions? Contact Colleen Cunningham at or Ellen Balthazar at