Heritage, Volume 14, Number 3, Summer 1996 Page: 23
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Planning Begins for
Historical Holiday Events
The annual Parker County Heritage
County Society Christmas Candlelight
Tour of notable homes, buildings, and
churches will take place Saturday, December
14, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are
$10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and
under. Tickets are available in advance
and the day of the tour from the
Weatherford Chamber of Commerce at
401 Fort Worth Street, Weatherford, Texas
76086, (817) 596-3801.
The Galveston Historical Foundation
has announced that its 23rd annual Dickens
on The Strand celebration will be held
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December
7, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday,
December 8, on The Strand in downtown
Galveston. For more information, contact
the Galveston Historical Foundation, (409)
765-7834 or (713) 280-3907.
San Antonio's Texas Folklife
Festival Turns Silver
The 25th anniversary celebration of the
Texas Folklife Festival, sponsored by the
Institute of Texan Cultures is scheduled for
Visitors to this year's celebration can
learn how to cane a chair, trace their surname,
see a real-life 1840's Texas Army
camp, or take a stroll through a relocated
Mexican market or a Texas craft market.
To order advance tickets or four-day
wristbands at reduced prices, call (210)
THF Presents Preservation
Awards; Approves Grants
The Texas Historical Foundation, meeting
during the Texas Historical Commission's
Preservation Conference in Amarillo
in May, used the occasion to present
the following 1996 Preservation Awards:
*The John Ben Shepperd Jr. Craftsmanship
Award to Wyman Meinzer for his
photodocumentation work in historic preservation.
The author of four books, Meinzer
has also been published in national and
* The Mary Moody Northen Award
for a non-profit organization to The Rio
Blanco Heritage Foundation for the theater
production "God's Country"; and
* The Deolece Parmelee Award for
research in historic preservation was given
to Charles K. Chandler for his work in
Also at its spring meeting in Amarillo,
the THF Board of Directors approved the
* The Aztec of Albany Foundation for
research on Camp Cooper, which is the
U.S. Army post for the Comanche Indian
Reservation established in 1856;
*Atascosa County Historical Commission
for research and measured drawing
documentation for the Jahn Korus property,
a mid-19th century Polish farm and
ranch complex in Atascosa County; and
* Victoria County Historical Commission
to excavate the possible second
location of the Mission Espiritu Santo de
Zunia, which was moved from its first location
on the Garcitas Creek in ca. 1725.
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* The "Union Guide", a list of all photographic collections held by public entities
* HERITAGE magazine, the publication of the Texas Historical Foundation;
* Preservation grant/membership information;
* Current and upcoming foundation projects; and
* Link to other historical organization web pages, such as the Estabanico Society
and the Texas Historical Commission.
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