Heritage, Volume 12, Number 3, Summer 1994 Page: 24
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Community History Seminar
Planned in Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington
will present a symposium, "Exploring
Community History," on Saturday, October
The session will cover techniques for
accessing historical resources, including
archives, material culture, and oral history.
Texas historian A.C. Greene will provide
an overview, and eight historians
representing historical organizations and
universities will serve as presenters.
For more information, contact Dr. Richard
Francaviglia, Center for Southwestern
Studies at (817) 273-3000, ext. 4931.
Commission Releases Video
The Texas Historical Commission announces
the release of a 20-minute video
entitled "In the Interest of Texas History:
The THC and Its Programs". The video is
available for loan to community organizations
interested in the activities and programs
of the agency. Limited copies are
available, so groups and individuals are
urged to plan ahead.
To request a copy of the new video,
contact the Texas Historical Commission,
Publications Department at (512) 4754960.
State Cemetery Gets Facelift
Thanks to the hard work and effort of
Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock and the
staffs of several state agencies, the Texas
State Cemetery in Austin is undergoing
restoration and preservation work that is
designed to elevate the grounds to a place
A Texas Department of Transportation
crew recently resurfaced the roads, and
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is
working with the General Services and
Historical Commissions to draw up a master
The cemetery, located at East Seventh
and Comal Streets, is the final resting place
of Stephen F. Austin, 11 Texas governors,
1,500 Confederate soldiers, and numerous
famous Texas writers.
David DeBoe Honored For
Historical Preservation Work
Dr. David DeBoe, director of educational
services at the Texas State Historical Association
in Austin, was recently selected
by the Texas Historical Commission as
recipient of the 1994 Governor's Award for
DeBoe, coordinator of the popular Junior
Historians of Texas program, also
oversees the annual Teacher History
Awareness workshop, which offers sessions
on diverse topics designed to inspire and
DeBoe also coordinates The Institute of
Texas Studies, which is held each year in
Austin on the campus of the University of
Call For Proposals Issued
The Beaumont History Conference has
issued a call for proposals for papers related
to Beaumont and Southeast Texas history
by both professional and lay historians.
The papers should be based on original
research and prepared for 20-minute oral
The conference is scheduled for January
1995, and deadline for proposals is midAugust
1994. Those interested in presenting
a proposal should contact Judith Linsley,
program chair, at the McFaddin-Ward
House, 1906 McFaddin, Beaumont, TX
77701 or call (409) 832-1906.
Planned Around the State
* The Old Jail Art Center in Albany is
exhibiting the William Ernest Chilton Jr.
collection of maps from June 4 through
September 4. The exhibition examines the
art of cartography and the historical significance
of original maps by looking at 18th
and 19th century maps of Texas, Mexico,
and the United States. Contact the Center
at (915) 762-2269.
* The Texas Maritime Museum in
Rockport has opened an exhibition entitled,
"The Texas Coast and the Civil
War". It will continue through April 1995.
Contact Director Ellen Murray for more
information at P.O. Box 1836, 1202 Navigation
Circle, Rockport, TX 78381.
Galveston Offers Historic
Three of Galveston's premier historic
attractions have teamed up to offer summer
visitors an outstanding value.
Ashton Villa (1859), the Bishop's Palace,
and the Moody Mansion and Museum
will offer a special discount package that
will allow visitors to tour all three historic
house museums for just $12 from Memorial
Day through Labor Day. All three of these
" Broadway beauties" are open daily through
the summer. Tickets can be purchased at
any of the houses or at The Strand Visitors
24 HERITAGE * SUMMER 1994
THE PETROLEUM MUSEUM
1500 Interstate 20 West
Midland, Texas 79701
* Private Papers
* Oil Company Records
* 500 Oral History Cassettes
* 75,000 Photographs
* Motion Picture Films
* Reference Library
Covering 54 Texas and New Mexico counties
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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