The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 507
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W. Kemp explained. He said the committee hopes to preserve
historic houses, but limitations must be set because of limited
The non-profit Texas Historical Foundation will be incor-
porated within the committee, but because no state funds will
be spent, all the work will be done through donations.
Of particular interest at the meeting was a recommendation
made by George W. Hill that children be brought actively into
the campaign to preserve Texas history. Persons acquainted with
the Association's Junior Historian program will agree that this
suggestion has real possibilities.
Roger N. Conger, one of the most active and enthusiastic
members of the Association, has recently been elected president
of a newly-organized historical group in Waco. The Waco
Tribune-Herald of December 13, 1953, carried the following
The Heritage Society of Waco was organized last week and an
invitation went out for all Wacoans who desire to become charter
members to enroll prior to the next meeting, scheduled January 24.
Purposes of the group as set forth in the constitution adopted at
the initial meeting include assisting in preserving historic sites, mark-
ers, documents, buildings and material of historic, traditional or
cultural value; promoting study and research into Waco's past;
perpetuating customs, traditions and folklore that seem to enrich or
beautify the community life of Waco.
Roger Conger was elected president of the society. Conger is
affiliated with historical and archaeological groups, has written a
short history of Waco and is a collector of historical material.
Robert D. Armstrong was named first vice president; Mrs. Maurice
Barnes, second vice president; Mrs. Watson Arnold, third vice
president; Charles Carver, fourth vice president; Harry Provence,
fifth vice president.
Lawrence Lacy was elected treasurer and Elmore Rack was named
Mrs. Baker Duncan was elected recording secretary and Mrs. Barclay
Megarity corresponding secretary.
Members of the board of directors include Mrs. W. O. Wilkes,
Guy B. Harrison, Dr. J. D. Bragg, E. L. Connally, Mrs. A. R. Wilson,
Mrs. Thorndyke Howe, Mrs. K. K. Tidwell, Dr. Brian Aynesworth
and Frank Watt.
Annual dues of $1 were approved, payment to be received by
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