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T he 2001 THF Annual Preservation Awards banquet
held at Austin's Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm on
19. Joe Bridges, chair of the Awards Committee, was emc
Bridges began by calling J.P. Bryan of Houston's
Energy to the podium to receive the Judge James E.
Award, honoring achievement in historic preservation for
ness and industry. Bryan received the honor in recognition of a
lifetime of dedication to the preservation of the history and
heritage of Texas and the Southwest and in particular for
amassing the Visions of the West Collection.
The Visions of the West Collection was bor in 1969, when
Bryan began collecting rare and first edition books, documents,
and maps of Texas and the Southwest. Purchases grew to include
antique equestrian gear, American firearms, Civil and Indian
War militaria, vintage and contemporary photography, fine and
decorative art, textiles, and Pre-Columbian artifacts. The collection
is beautifully photographed and eloquently placed in context
in a recently published book, Visions of the West.
Awarded posthumously, the Mary Moody Northen Award
was given to the late Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock and
the Office of the Lt. Governor of Texas for spearheading the
restoration of the Texas State Cemetery and for efforts leading
to the establishment of the Texas State History Museum. This
award is in recognition of outstanding achievement in historic
preservation for a local non-profit historical organization.
The Texas State Cemetery is where some of Texas' most
notable citizens are buried. At its inception in 1851, the Texas
State Cemetery was created to reflect the rich and varied history
of the state. Thanks to the inspiration and direction of
Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, that dream was realized by
a $4.7 million Restoration and Enhancement Project, brought
to its magnificent completion in March 1997.
The Texas State History Museum was created in 1997, when,
at the Lt. Governor's urging, lawmakers appropriated more
than $80 million to fund the museum. Legislators named the
facility for Bullock in 1999, after he had retired and shortly
before he died. The grand opening of The Bob Bullock Texas
State History Museum was held on April 28, 2001.
The John Ben Shepperd Jr. Award is presented for achievement
in historic preservation for an individual craftsman. This
year's recipient Carl R. McQueary, of the Republic of Texas
Museum in Austin, was honored for the preservation and personal
restoration of the 1936 Texas Centennial dioramas.
The dioramas were originally created for the 1936 Texas
Centennial Celebration in Dallas and commissioned by the
Humble Oil and Refining Company. After the close of the
Centennial, the 14 dioramas were moved to Austin and
installed for the opening of the Texas Memorial Museum in
.y for some 40 years.
) their removal and storf
has returned the eight
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In P~ ~, acclaim rians Randy Roberts and
James Ois th of ar urces, including the campaign
diary a's lie, Jose Enrique de la Pefia,
along with many ort ittle-used Mexican documents,
to retell the st the In this book, Roberts and
Olson shatter popular ns ve that during the last
165 years, myth has sha d s imes overwhelmed history.
Furthermore, the aut xa the myths surrounding
both the events and people have been perpetuated in literature,
motion pictures, and po
Katherine Goodwin, cartograp chivist at the University
Texas at Arlington Libraries, wa d the winner
Journalistic Achievement Award. Go w
extensive body of cartographic articles, l x hb t
catalogues, and research and, most recently, fr as guest
editor and contributing author of HERIT , "Ma ng Our
Past, A Study of Historic Texas Cartograp:
Through historical maps of Texas, it possible to the
national interest of first the Spanish, the Fre , the
Mexicans, the Anglo-Americans in the ic of as, and
finally, the inclusion of the territory in the i n by United
States. The winter issue of HERITAGE ta one t h the
cartographic journey that is Txs is d represe aluable
supplement to cartogr
Finally, Enrique E. Gu
tors when he received a
historical artifacts, wea
trements from the soutr exas and northern Mexico.
From the Spanish t of Mexico to the battle of the
Alamo and the expl ancho Villa, the accoutrements of
the historic figures o orderlands over five centuries are
preserved and prese a thoroughness ordinarily reserved
for only the large s. Thanks to the generosity of
Guerra, a portion election is on loan to The Bob
Bullock Texas Stat Mluseum for all to see.
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