JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE SERIES: An Interview with Louise S. O’Connor

  • Date(s): March 02, 2024
Louise O Connor and Gary Dunnam at the MCB 2020 book festival

Join us for a conversation with Louise S. O’Connor, author of Cryin’ for Daylight: A Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend and other titles. Jeff Wright, Victoria County Heritage Director and Executive Director of Victoria Preservation, Inc., will moderate a discussion with O'Connor about the inspiration behind her research, writing, and photography, and about projects in the works.

Louise O'Connor was born in Victoria, Texas, a fifth-generation member of the O'Connor family, which has been ranching in the Texas Coastal Bend since 1836. O'Connor is the author of multiple books about the history and ranching culture of the Texas Coastal Bend, many incorporating her own photographs. Her photographic portraits of African American cowboys of the Coastal Bend region have been exhibited at the Briscoe Center for American History and other museums. O’Connor lives on her ranch in Victoria County, Texas.

A book-signing will immediately follow the presentation. Many of O'Connor's books are available in the museum store.

This presentation is scheduled in conjunction with the museum's Texas Independence Day Book Festival, Saturday, Mar. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The presentation and book festival are free admission and open to the public.