This system will be undergoing maintenance Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT.

Heritage, Volume 02, Number 04, Fall 1985

WORKSHOPS
The American Association for State
and Local History will present a
seminar on Interpreting the Humanities
through Museum Education
Programs November 3-8, 1985. To
be held at Old Sturbridge Village,
Massachusetts, the program will provide
a guide to developing successful
museum education programs. Session
topics include how children
learn, outreach strategies, and adapting
education programs for adult and
family audiences. Registration fee is
$200. Scholarships are available. For
more information, contact James B.
Gardner, Assistant Director,
AASLH, P.O. Box 40983, Nashville,
Tennessee 37204.

Administration
The Fall Winedale Museum Seminar
will be held November 10 through 22,
1985. Winedale is designed to provide
a two-week session of intensive
training in all aspects of the museum
profession. Texas Historical
Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Austin,
Texas 78711, (512) 475-3092.
Funding Information Center
Building Better Board
Program
Building Better Board workshops
have openings on November 5, 19,
and December 3. The fee is $5 per
person.
Funding Sources
December 5, 8:45 am-noon
Candes Chumney, Executive Director,
FIC.
In-depth discussion of funding
sources. How to select the appropriate
one for your project, and how to
do the necessary research.
Fee: $25 for non-profit
organizations
$75 for non-affiliated
individuals
Volunteers 3
December 11, 8:45 am-noon
Eddie Faye McLeod, M.I.S., Specialist,
Bexar County Women's Center
Linda Effinger, Volunteer Coordinator,
Bexar County Women's Center
This workshop is designed for board
members, executives, and volunteers
who participate in administration.
It will focus on recruiting, interviewing,
screening, and placing
volunteers.

Registration:
San Antonio,
512-227-4333

FIC, 507 Brooklyn,
TX 78215, or call:

BOOKS

FYI

Texas Museum Directory - Compiled
by the Texas Historical Commission,
this guide is a comprehensive
listing of Texas museums including
name, county, discipline, and
address. To order, write THC, P.O.
Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711.
The Texas State Historical Association
is presently supervising an ambitious
project that will result in the
publication of a new six-volume
Handbook of Texas in 1995. It will
include many new entries dealing
with people, places, and events in
Chambers County. The Wallisville
Heritage Park, through Director
Kevin Ladd, is writing several articles
for the volume.

The Texas Historical Foundation has
recently published a new traveler's directory
entitled Touring Texas Heritage:
A Guidebook to Restaurants,
Hotels and Theatres in Historic
Structures. The guidebook is available
free of charge by writing the
Texas Historical Foundation, Box
12243, Austin, TX 78711-2243. This
volume will greatly enhance any
traveling one might plan in the State
of Texas. The book's publication and
distribution was made possible by
donations from six public-spirited
corporations.
Just in time to benefit many local
Sesquicentennial projects, the Texas
Association of Museums has published
a handbook, History By Design:
A Primer on Interpreting and
Exhibiting Community History. Written
by Patrick Norris of the Fort
Worth Museum of Science and History,
the book is a step-by-step guide
to help communities analyze their
history and develop exhibits, from
research to actual design. The book
can be purchased for $8 (plus .40 tax)
from the Texas Association of Museums,
Box 13353, Austin, TX
78711, 512-472-0641.
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
will publish a special volume as
part of their contribution to the Sesquicentennial.
Planned for July 1985
through April 1986, the issues will
be devoted to the colonial period in
Texas, the Texas Revolution, the
Texas Republic, and long-term trends
in Texas history. The Quarterly is
sent to all members of the Texas State
Historical Association. For more information,
write Circulation Office,
Southwestern Historical Quarterly,
Richardson Hall 2.306, University
Station, Austin, TX 78712.

For museums or historical agencies
seeking practical or technical assistance,
The American Association
for State and Local History Consultant
Service is available to help in
areas ranging from exhibit planning
to conservation of collections. In addition,
the AASLH offers helpful
training tools, including slide tape
programs and independent study
plans. To receive brochures on both
programs, write AASLH, P.O. Box
40983, Nashville, TN 37204.
Technical Assistance
Grants in Texas
The Texas Historical Foundation will
provide grants of $300 to $500 to local
heritage organizations and governmental
agencies to help defray the
costs of hiring architects, historians,
designers and other consultants. For
details write THF, Box 12243, Austin,
Texas, 78711.
Texas Folklife Resources in Austin,
a statewide organization dedicated
to the preservation and presentation
of the state's folklife and folk art,
will undertake a year-long survey to
identify and document living folk artists
who work primarily in visualmaterial
media. Interested cultural
organizations should write Texas
Folklife Resources, P.O. Box 49824,
Austin, Texas 78765 or call (512)
482-9217.

The American Association for
State and Local History (AASLH)
Press now offers patterns for historical
costumes for those who want to
be accurate in their interpretations of
history. The patterns are copies of
historic garments that have been professionally
taken apart and examined.
Each pattern contains adult
sizes 10 through 20 and step-by-step
instructions illustrated with precisely
researched reproduction methods and
modern alternatives. For information,
write Catalog Order Department,
AASLH Press, 708 Berry
Road, Nashville, TN 37204.

The Texas Independence Express,
Inc. is arranging a traveling Steam
Train Exposition for our 1986 Sesquicentennial.
After all, it was the
railroads which transformed Texas
into an industrialized state.
Join in the planning and excitement
of bringing steam back to Texas rails
in 1986. We need your financial support
today, so "The Texan" can pull
you and twenty-two vintage passenger
cars, five historic baggage cars, and a
U.S. Mail car over 5,000 miles
across our state in 1986.
While you have "The Texan" on your
mind, won't you send her a contribution?
Contributors of $15-$150 will
receive a Commemorative Engraved
Stock Certificate. All contributions
will provide fuel for "The Texan's"
fire, and are tax deductible.
1986 Texas Independence Express
is a non-profit organization recognized
by the Texas Sesquicentennial
Commission in Austin. Make checks
payable to 1986 Texas Independence
Express, Inc. Please send your tax
deductible contribution to: Texas Independence
Express, Inc., P.O. Box
791504, Dallas, TX 75379, (214)
565-1986.
The Texas State Historical
Association Announces the
Leadership Award
Given to honor outstanding leadership
in promoting understanding of
the American way of life. Funds for
this award were provided by the
Texas Educational Association of
Fort Worth.
Nominations should be supported by
documentation and/or scrapbooks
which identify the nominee's current
and continuing leadership role. This
is not a writing or teaching award,
but such activities might be the basis
for nomination if they are shown to
constitute leadership extending to a
significant audience. The award will
be presented at the Association's 1986
Annual Meeting.
Leader Award Committee members
are: Gwin Morris, chairman;
Robert G. Sherer, Max S. Lale,
Patricia Kell, and Robert
O'Connor.
One copy of all materials should be
sent to the chairman by November
30, 1985. Nominations from previous
years will not be considered unless
all materials are resubmitted.
Gwin Morris-Chairman, East
Texas Baptist University, 1209 North
Grove, Marshall, TX 75670

HERITAGE * Fall 1985

23

Texas Historical Foundation. Heritage, Volume 02, Number 04, Fall 1985. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45445/. Accessed May 4, 2015.