Producer Of PBS Documentary On Sam Houston To Be Guest Speaker

LIBERTY, April 12, 2016 - The Liberty and Chambers County Historical Commissions are jointly hosting a special event at the Trinity Valley Exposition Community Room on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Denton Florian, dynamic Texas historian and Sam Houston researcher. 

Denton Florian is a native Texas and graduate of both The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University.  After completing his MBA he served as the VP of Operations for a startup company that grew into the largest distributor of medical mobility equipment in the United States.  He has also worked with nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, team building and organizational change. 

A lifelong enthusiast of early American history and passionate researcher, Mr. Florian organized and led the team that produced the celebrated PBS documentary, Sam Houston, which won five EMMY Awards.  It has also been recognized for excellence by concurrent resolutions of the Texas House and Senate, and by the Governor of Texas.  Additionally, Mr. Florian created the Film’s companion web site,, which is used by researchers and teachers all over the world.  The film, the web site, and the assets that have been collected in the project’s hard drives represent the largest collection of digital information on Sam Houston’s life that has ever been assembled.

Noted author and biographer of Sam Houston, James L. Haley, stated that Florian’s dedication to historical fidelity surpasses that of his own knowledge of Sam Houston.  Denton Florian is well known for his fact-filled speeches which are enlightening and entertaining.  He is the preeminent authority on Sam Houston’s life and times including his strong principles and leadership qualities. Florian’s presentation will include much of the footage from the acclaimed PBS documentary, Sam Houston, along with many little known facts of Texas history.  The presentation will be followed by a robust question and answer session! 

The Liberty and Chambers County Historical Commission are pleased to host Denton Florian for this special educational event which is open to the public free of charge.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!



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