JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE SERIES: At the Crossroads presented by Joseph Fox

  • Date(s): February 03, 2024
Museum of the Coastal Bend building
Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox, historian, presents At the Crossroads: Three Undertold Stories from Victoria History. Fox discusses significant, but little-known, events that took place in Victoria, TX.

 Join Joe as he relates three stories:

1. The Republic of the Rio Grande- A city founder and other Victorians joining in an effort with Mexican Federalists to start a country with Laredo as the capital 

2. The Trial of Dennis Chapin- One of the founders of Edinburg, TX shot a man in a San Antonio saloon leading to a trial in Victoria   

3. The Great Guinea Glide- What was a fun event at Victoria's Armadillo Fest in Riverside Park turns into a animal rights disaster but also why there are Guinea's today in Old Victoria.

Joseph Fox is a 7th Grade Texas History teacher at Rockport-Fulton Middle School. He has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Texas State University-San Marcos where he completed a thesis on the connection between the Lone Star Brewing Company's connection to the 1970s Progressive Country music scene in Austin, Texas. He has deep experience as a history educator by working at Victoria East High School, the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, and the Fulton Mansion in Rockport.