Heritage, Volume 11, Number 4, Fall 1993 Page: 21
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THF Awards Two Grants At
July Meeting in Austin
At its summer meeting in Austin in
July, the Board of Directors of the Texas
Historical Foundation awarded two preservation
* The Archaeological Conservancy.
This grant will aid in the acquisition of the
Mustang Springs Site, an unusual geologic
formation near Midland that is of great
archaeological and paleoecological importance.
Once acquired, Mustang Springs
will be dedicated as a permanent archaeological
preserve and managed by the
* The Atascosa County Historical
Commission. The Commission will use its
Texas Historical Foundation grant to develop
a long-range county historic preservation
plan that will identify and record
standing historic structures and significant
cultural resources, including both historical-archaeological
and prehistoric archaeological
sites. (See photograph on page
20 of this magazine.)
In its efforts to support projects and
activities in education, research, archaeology,
and the preservation of Texas history,
the Texas Historical Foundation acts
as administorator of several preservation
Applications for those funds are available
from the Historical Foundation, which
adheres to strict guidelines for all of the
Applicants for grants are expected to
provide information including a current
exemption letter from the Internal Revenue
Service, bylaws and articles of incorporation,
an explanation of the preservation
project, and detailed financial information.
Applicants should be advised that
smaller requests are in order at the present
time, and those awarded grants will be
expected to provide a full accounting of the
use of the money for which they are applying.
Persons or organizations interested in
obtaining an application for historical
preservation grants should contact the
Texas Historical Foundation at P.O. Box
50314, Austin, Texas 78763 or (512) 4532154.
State Historic Preservation
Conference Set For April
The 1994 annual meeting of the Texas
Historical Commission will take place April
28-30 in San Angelo.
Sessions planned for the upcoming conference
will include topics on archaeology,
oral history, tourism, museum issues, architectural
history, special events, cemetery
preservation, and technology. The
conference is intended for a broad audience
to include county historical commissions,
nonprofit heritage groups, architects, historians,
museum professionals and volunteers,
preservation consultants, and archaeologists.
The Texas Historical Foundation will
hold its 1994 annual membership and board
meeting in conjunction with the April
THC gathering, and the group has plans to
sponsor a session focusing on historical
For more information and a schedule of
activities for the upcoming meeting, contact
the Texas Historical Commission at
El Camino Real Featured
in San Antonio Exhibit
In a colorful and informative display
the "El Camino Real" exhibit invites visitors
to take a fascinating journey through
time as it commemorates the rich cultural
heritage embodied in the long history of
this "Royal Road" linking Mexico with
The exhibit will run from November 2
through January 2 at the Institute of Texas
Cultures, located at 801 S. Bowie in San
For more information or a calendar of
events, call the Institute at (210) 2267651.
Anniversary with Exhibit
An exhibit commemorating Temple
Baptist Church's golden anniversary is on
display at the White-Pool House Museum,
located at 112 East Murphy Street in
Numerous posters, photographs, plaques
of recognition, and other articles tracing
the history of the church are on display.
Regular museum hours are from noon to
3 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Wednesday through Friday, and from 2 to
5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information on the church
exhibit, call the museum at (915) 3334072.
City of El Paso Celebrates
National American Indian
November is National American Indian
Heritage Month, by the presidential
proclamation of October 30, 1991.
In celebration of the event, the El Paso
Public Library will feature displays and
exhibits during the month that provide
information and promote the native
For more information and a schedule of
planned activities, call the library at (915)
Also, to commemorate the occasion, a
photographic display "The Tigua Pueblo
Indians of Texas," which explores the lives
of the tribe, will be on display through
December 31, 1993, at the University of
Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum,
located at University Avenue and Wiggins
For museum hours and additional details
regarding the Ysleta del Sur
PuebloTigua Indian photographic exhibit,
call the UTEP Centennial Museum at
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