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History Club

The History Club is a student organization open to all Bobcats. We seek to provide an enjoyable, stimulating space for all who share an interest in history. We have no requirements for members’ majors, years, or GPAs: any who wish to attend, can!

Our events occur every three weeks and include game nights, presentations, and discussions. If you are interested in attending an event, check our social media pages, look for our posters around campus, or email us. Come join us!

The History Club also collaborates with the Phi Alpha Theta National Honors society.  Check out the PAT website for membership and event information.


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  • Abigail Binetti, HC PresidentMy name is Abigail Binetti and I am the president of the Texas State History Club.  I’m so excited to be a part of this new student org and encourage a love for history on our campus. I’m a junior transfer student, majoring in history and minoring in women and gender studies; it is my second semester here at Texas State, and before San Marcos I was located in Austin, Lubbock, and up and down the east coast. Eventually, I hope to attend graduate or law school but until then, I’d like to travel more and finally have time to read for pleasure.

    Abigail Binette

  • Tyler Opiela My name is Tyler Opiela, and I am the Vice President for the History Club. I began attending Texas State in the Fall of 2017. I am a History major and English minor from San Antonio. I love discussing and learning about History. I also enjoy reading, writing, and watching TV. After graduation I might become a high school history teacher, or continue my education in grad school.

    Tyler Opiela
    Vice President

  • Wesley Moore


  • Kerry Furman
    Social Media and Events Coordinator

  • Dr. Sara DamianoDr. Damiano is an assistant professor in the Texas State University History department. Her research concerns women’s involvement in the early American economy and courts. At Texas State, she teaches introductory courses in US History as well as upper-level courses in early American history and women’s history. A native of New England, Dr. Damiano came to Texas by way of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Dr. Damiano became the advisor of the History Club in Fall 2017, and she is excited to work with the club’s officers and to meet students who are passionate about history. She welcomes emails from students who are interested in joining the History Club or who have questions about its activities.

    Dr. Sara Damiano
    Faculty Advisor

Spring 2019 Events

Farewell Potluck and Game Night
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 |  7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

Unions and Labor History with Dr. Alter
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

World War II and Fascism with Dr. Menninger
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

Bigfoot and American Myths with Dr. Paddison,
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 |  7-8:30 pm, Derrick 229

The History of Space

The History Club Presents: The History of Space
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Derrick hall 229



HC Game Night Spring 2019

The History Club Presents: Game Night
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 7 pm
Derrick Hall 229

Past Events

  • Scary Stories from History
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Derrick Hall 229

    The History Club Presents: The Salem Witch Scares in History and Film
    Wednesday, October 10, 7 | 7:00 pm
    Derrick Hall 229

    The History Club Presents: Game Night
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7 pm
    Derrick Hall 229

    Night at Taylor Murphy: Movies, Board Games and Snacks
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7 pm
    TMH 104

    History Club Game Night
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 7:00 pm
    Derrick 230

    Learn About Women's History with Dr. Sara Damiano
    Wednesday, March 21 | 7:00 pm
    Derrick 230

    The History of Humor
    Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00 pm
    TMH 104

  • HC Welcome Back ReceptionHistory Club Welcome Reception
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm
    ELA 311

  • HC BBQHistory Club BBQ
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 5:00 pm
    TMH Building

    Come enjoy FREE BBQ while getting to hear about all the fun the History Club has planned for this semester!

The History Club expresses its appreciation to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Texas State Parents Association for their vital assistance in funding club activities.