Join the Museum of South Texas History on Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., for a Sunday Speaker Series presentation of “World War I History in the Rio Grande Valley” featuring Charles Vincent Waite and Michael Faubion.

Waite and Faubion will present how military reforms at the turn of the 20th century influenced the development of the National Guard. They will also discuss units deployed in the Rio Grande Valley, the local influences and overall impact on South Texas.

Faubion received a bachelor’s of arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a master’s of arts and doctorate’s degree in history from Texas Tech University. Faubion began teaching at the former University of Texas Pan American in 1990 where he served as History Department chair, and is currently serving as interim Director of Creative Writing Program and as a member of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley history faculty.

Waite earned a bachelor’s in history from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in history from Texas State University and a doctorate’s from Texas Tech University. Waite began teaching in 1992 as an Instructor at Texas State University, and then as a visiting assistant professor at Texas Tech University. Since 2004, Waite has been a lecturer, assistant professor and associate professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present their FRIENDship card at the Admissions Desk.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.