The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 130
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The following officers for 1952 were elected: Colonel Harry
M. Henderson, president; Frank Henitzen, vice-president; Mrs.
L. H. Williamson, secretary-treasurer; Dr. P. I. Nixon, director;
and Henry B. Dielmann, director.
The annual Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage, sponsored by the
Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club, was held on April 26 and 27 in
Jefferson, Texas. Besides the tour of old homes, the festivities
included a parade, a negro spiritual concert, a street dance, a
concert by the high school choir, and daily boat rides.
In February, 1952, a new historical society was founded in one
of the oldest regions of Texas. At the organizational meeting of
the Bastrop Historical Society, Mrs. P. C. Maynard was elected
president; Mrs. E. C. Erhard, first vice-president; Mrs. Fred Hay-
nie, second vice-president; Mrs. Earl Denman, recording secre-
tary; Mrs. Oren Eskew, treasurer; Mrs. W. E. Maynard, Jr., cor-
responding secretary; Mrs. J. K. Young, archivist; Mrs. R. E.
Standifer, publicity director; Miss Lena Sturges, program direc-
tor; and Mrs. S. J. C. Higgins, membership chairman.
The group meets monthly and is making plans for the estab-
lishment of a museum. Questions and answers on local history
are being printed in the Bastrop Advertiser.
At the March meeting Association staff members Ann Young
and Dorman Winfrey spoke on the Association and its relation-
ship with local history societies and the work of the Junior His-
torians in Texas high schools.
The First National Bank of San Antonio has prepared a his-
torical room on the second floor of their recently-remodeled
quarters, where mementos of the history of both the bank and
the city of San Antonio have been assembled and put on display.
The Association has received a copy of Volume I, Number 1
(September, 1944) of Under Texas Skies, which contains an arti-
cle on the creation of the Texas Memorial Museum at the Uni-
versity of Texas. The first number was published by the Amer-
ican Historical Memorial Association and edited by A. Garland
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953, periodical, 1953; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101145/m1/150/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.