Heritage, 2011, Volume 3 Page: 9
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THE FACE OF TEXAS HISTORY
Dr. Light Cummins, a history faculty member at Austin College
in Sherman, is winding down a two-year assignment to, as he says,
"successfully animate the cause of Texas history." What many peo-
ple are often surprised to learn is that this undertaking came with
a title-The State Historian of Texas. Created through 2005 legis-
lation, this non-partisan, governor-appointed position requires two
years of voluntary service as a public advocate for Texas history by
the individual chosen. The duties of the position are varied: act-
ing in an advisory capacity on government-related historical mat-
ters, furthering Texas history education efforts both in and outside
of the classroom, and fostering awareness and appreciation for the
state's distinctive past.
BY PAMELA MURTHA
Volume 3 2011 I TEXASHERITAGE 9
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