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Foundation Awards Two Preservation Grants in May
As part of its mission to support preservation activities and donate almost
projects in the state, the Texas Historical Foundation Board of 19,000 hours, the
Directors awarded two grants during its quarterly meeting in Fort equivalent of nine
Worth in May. full-time employAustin's
French Legation Museum received monies to purchase ees.
computer equipment and software to publish brochures and other The Texas
promotional materials that will help educate and promote the H i s t o r i c a 1
facility to the general public. Citing the FLM's goal of selfsufficiency,
the Foundation board applauded the efforts of
the small museum, a relic from the time that Texas was a
republic. The French Legation (see image at right) plans to
distribute these self-produced promotional brochures to area Foundation administers seven grants in
schools and chambers of commerce, other museums, and the areas of archeology, rural preservaTexas
visitor centers. tion, legal preservation, photography,
The Texas Archeological Stewardship Network, a pro- _ and general preservation. Currently,
gram of the Texas Historical Commission, also received a _ applications for smaller grants, under
grant from THF to support a two-day workshop held each $5,000, are being considered in archeolJuly.
The training session includes intensive training and orien- ogy and rural preservation.
tation that is designed to enhance the capabilities of TASN's For more information on the preservation grants program,
avocational archeological volunteers. Stewardship activities contact the Texas Historical Foundation at 512-453-2154, or
include landowner assistance, archeological site recordings, and download an application at the organization's web site, thfonpublic
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At its quarterly meeting in Fort Worth in May, the Texas
Historical Foundation elected new officers who assumed lead- _m, h Pfi
ership of the 50-year-old preservation organization on July 1,
Kelly A. Rushing of Houston was named president of the
organization, and Cynthia Harriman of Colleyville is vice presi- ' ', ;6M
dent. Other new officers are Bill Knox of Austin, treasurer, and W - ' i
John Curtis of Spicewood, secretary. Marshall Doke Jr. of Dallas
became chairman of the THF board.
Rushing is a vice president of investments for UBS Financial
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