The Mason County Library Board members invite you to the first 2012 Brown Bag Lecture. We are privileged to have as our speaker John L. Davis, PhD., the former Executive Director of Research for the Institute of Texas Cultures. Please join us on Thursday, February 23 in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library at 11:30 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and the Board members will supply you with beverage and dessert. This promises to be an interesting and exciting lecture. Hope to see you there! John L. Davis, Phd. is the former Executive Director and Director of Research for the Institute of Texan Cultures, academic museum for the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has taught in the divisions of Literature, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication at UTSA and UT Austin. He is a freelance writer, exhibit designer, and poet. Representative publications and projects have concerned topics including the Texas Rangers, urban histories of San Antonio and Houston, literary analysis, ghost stories, Texas history, geographical exploration, and vampires. In 1985, Davis designed the memorable ITC show, “Reach for the Sky: Aviation in Texas.” Also in the 80s, Davis was the designer, writer and curator for “San Antonio,” the sister city exhibit, as San Antonio built a relationship with Kumamoto, Japan. One of Davis’ last projects, “HemisFair 1968: San Antonio’s Introduction to the World,” is a 40-year retrospective exhibit on the event that shaped modern San Antonio and brought about the museum that would teach thousands the importance and treasure of cultural diversity.