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Texas in the Second World War and Its Effects on Austin

An eighth generation Texan, Army veteran, and graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and University of North Texas, Stephen Cure has nearly 25 years of educational experience, including over ten years of classroom experience teaching at the middle and high school levels. He instructed and coordinated educational programs for the Bullock Texas State History Museum and sponsored both Junior Historians of Texas and Texas History Day programs at the school level. Stephen joined the Texas State Historical Association staff as director of education in June of 2004 and served as interim executive director in 2014 before being asked to serve as chief operating officer. In 2018, he departed the Association to help humanities teachers enhance their instruction through the use of cutting edge immersive technology first as a consultant and then later as the co-founder of the Institute for Learning Perspectives. In early 2020, he joined the staff of the Texas Historical Commission as the coordinator of the Military and Oral History Programs and looks forward to helping Texans have a greater understanding of our state’s military heritage and how to use tools like oral history to capture it for future generations.

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