Heritage, Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1992 Page: 28
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Explore Archaeology and Art
in the Texas Big Bend
Sul Ross State University will hold a
1992 Summer Field School, from June 16
to July 8, in Prehistoric Archaeology along
the scenic Rio Grande in Presidio County,
Texas. Sponsored by the Department of
Art at Sul Ross, the field school will focus
on the Arroyo de los Burros site near
Redford, Texas. This significant late prehistoric
site contains the archaeological
and architectural remains of nomadic
hunter-gatherers who roamed the Texas
Big Bend and northeastern Chihuahua
region from A.D. 1300-1700.
This field school will provide the opportunity
to gain hands-on experience in archaeological
methodology and theory.
Subjects taught will include the basics of
site survey, instrument mapping, field photography,
controlled excavation, cultural
feature recording, artifact drawing and processing,
report preparation, and site preservation.
In addition, the field school will
feature several guest lectures by scientists
carrying out research in the Trans-Pecos
and adjacent regions.
The school will be under the direction
ofRober J. Mallouf. A professional archaeologist
for more than 20 years, Mallouf has
conducted field projects in all regions of
the state. Inquiries regarding the field school
should be directed to Mallouf at (512) 4636090
or Charles R. Hext (915) 837-8130.
Texas Folklife Festival Set for
August in San Antonio
The Institute of Texan Cultures presents
the 21st Annual Texas Folklife Festival
August 6-9 in San Antonio.
Selected by the American Bus Association
as one of the top 100 events in North
America, the Texas Folklife Festival allows
visitors from all over the country to experience
the color and flavor of Texas' rich
heritage. For four days and nights the
Institute grounds are alive with the vibrant
sounds, delectable aromas, and engaging
activities of more than 30 ethnic
and cultural groups that settled the state of
The hours for the 1992 Festival are:
Thursday, August 6, 5-11 p.m.; Friday and
Saturday, August 7-8, noon-11 p.m.; and
Sunday, August 9, from noon-8 p.m. Tickets
are sold in advance and at the gate.
For more information, contact the Texas
Folklife Festival, Institute of Texan Cultures,
P.O. Box 1226, San Antonio, Texas
78294, (512) 226-7651, extension 224.
Historic Homes Tour Planned
in San Marcos/Martindale
Visits to 10 restored buildings on both
sides of the historic Indian trail near San
Marcos and Martindale will be opened
May 2-3 for the 1992 Tours of Distinction.
This 18th annual tour, sponsored by the
Heritage Association of San Marcos, completes
a triad of heritage tours planned
around the 300th anniversary of the Old
San Antonio Road, the Camino Real.
Tour hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Saturday, May 2, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday,
May 3. Tickets cost $5.00 and include van
transportation and refreshments.
For brochure, tickets, or further information,
write the Heritage Association of
San Marcos, Box 1806, San Marcos, Texas
78667-1806 or phone (512) 392-9997 or
Caldwell Elected to State
Shirley Caldwell of Albany was elected
to the Executive Council of the Texas
State Historical Association at the
organization's annual meeting held in
Caldwell, a member of the Board of
Directors of the Texas Historical Foundation,
has spent more than 25 years as a
volunteer in historical preservation programs
and organizations across the state. In
1986, she was the recipient of the Ruth
Lester Award, for lifelong achievement in
historical preservation, presented by the
Texas Historical Commission. Caldwell
was instrumental in the Dallas County
Historical Foundation's efforts to establish
The Sixth Floor Exhibit, dealing with the
assasination of President Kennedy.
Foundation To Present
Preservation Awards in July
Nominations are now being accepted
for the Texas Historical Foundation's Annual
Awards honoring contributions made
to the preservation of our state's heritage.
The awards will be presented at the THF
annual meeting, set for July in Austin.
The Josiah Wheat Award of Merit,
named for the first president of the Texas
Historical Foundation, recognizes outstanding
achievement in historical preservation
from business and industry.
The Mary Moody Northen Award,
named for longtime member and benefactor
of the Historical Foundation, honors
achievements in historical preservation for
a local non-profit historical organization.
The John Ben Shepperd Jr. Award
recognizes exemplary craftmanship for restoration
projects. The Deolece Parmelee
Award is given for outstanding achievement
in historical preservation research.
Citations of Merit may also be presented
honoring preservation projects
conducted within the state of Texas by a
person, group, or business.
Texas Historic Preservation Book
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