Heritage, Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 1995 Page: 22
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Names New Chairman
A businessman from Houston, John L.
Nau III, has been elected as chairman of
the Texas Historical Commission, replacing
Karl Komatsu of Fort Worth, whose
term expired. Other officers serving with
Nau will be Dr. Archie McDonald of
Nacogdoches, vice chairman; and Virginia
Long of Kilgore, secretary.
Funding for Lumber Industry
Historical Markers Available
Those in East Texas seeking funding
assistance for historical markers associated
with the lumber industry in that part of the
state may gain assistance through a program
sponsored by The Pineywoods Foundation
Interested historical commissions in
Angelina, Nacogdoches, Shelby, San Augustine,
Sabine, Newton, Jasper, Hardin,
Tyler, Polk, Trinity, SanJacinto, Houston,
Cherokee, Orange, and Harrison counties
should contact Bob Bowman, The
Pineywoods Foundation, Box 1731, Lufkin,
Texas 75901, for more information.
Institute of Texan Cultures
To Present Annual Folklife
Festival in San Antonio
Thousands of participants and visitors
will join in celebrating the colorful history
and rich traditions that are the treasured
legacy of Texas when the Institute of Texan
Cultures presents the 24th Annual Texas
Folklife Festival, August 3-6.
The unique Texas spirit is captured during
the four day-and-night event as more
than 40 ethnic and cultural groups from
across the state converge on the Institute
grounds. From violin making to German
turkey jerky to caning a chair, visitors will
receive a rare one-of-a-kind opportunity to
experience the flavor of Texas. The Texas
Folklife Festival grew out of the Institute's
participation in the Festival of American
Folklife in Washington, D.C., in 1968. For
additional information about the festival,
call (210) 558-2235.
Foundation Meets in Tyler;
Awards Two Grants
The Board of Directors of the Texas
Historical Foundation gathered on January
27-28 in Tyler to discuss organizational
business matters, which included the awarding
of two preservation grants.
While in northeast Texas, the Board
had the opportunity to view some of the
historic sites in the area including the Old
Tyler Jail, restored by attorney Randy Gilbert;
House; and the East Texas Oil Museum in
Kilgore. The members also enjoyed an
evening social function at the home of Lee
and Ann Lawrence. Lee is former president
of both the Texas Historical Foundation
and the Texas State Historical Association.
In its ongoing effort to support projects
and activities in education, research, archaeology,
and the preservation of Texas
history and heritage, the Texas Historical
Foundation acts as administrator of several
grants. At the January meeting, the Strecker
Museum at Baylor University in Waco
received a grant for the processing of the
collection of archaeological artifacts that
were found at the Horn Shelter Number 2
Site, in Bosque County, by Frank Watt and
Another grant was given for the printing
of a report on the "Rediscovery of Santa
Cruz de San Saba". The publication will be
available for purchase at the Historical
Preservation Conference in Austin in April
and later through the THF office in Austin.
Historical Foundation to
Participate in Upcoming
The Texas Historical Foundation will
have an active role in the upcoming state
Historical Preservation Conference, sponsored
by the Texas Historical Commission,
and set for April 20-22 in Austin.
Winners of the First Annual PhotographTexas
contest, sponsored by the Texas
Historical Foundation, will be the guests of
honor at an opening reception on Friday,
April 21. The reception will be at One
American Center on Congress Avenue in
Austin from 7 to 9 p.m. The photography
exhibit will hang in Austin from April 21
to May 21, after which time it will travel
throughout the state. Watch this magazine
for touring dates and locations.
The Historical Foundation will also
sponsor two of the educational sessions
planned during the three-day conference.
"The Rediscovery of Santa Cruz de San
Saba," set for Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m.,
details the search that led a team of
archaelogists to their successful location of
the 1757 Spanish mission that was destroyed
by Indians. This is a project that has
been supported financially by the Foundation
over the years.
Another session, this one focusing on
the archival preservation of historic photographs,
and led by David Haynes of San
Antonio, will also be sponsored by the
Foundation. Scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday,
April 22, this session should have a
special appeal to museum curators and other
Finally, the Foundation will honor the
work of several individuals and businesses
for their contributions preserving Texas
history and heritage during the Saturday
evening Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Those
who will be honored at the April 22 banquet
* Kay Hindes, Kathleen Kirk Gilmore,
Grant Hall, and Mark Wolf will receive the
Deolece Parmelee Award recognizing outstanding
achievement in historical preservation
research for their work locating the
Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba .
* The John Ben Shepperd Jr. Craftsmanship
Award will be presented to the
Holland Jewelry Company of San Angelo
22 HERITAGE * SPRING 1995
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