Heritage, Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1992 Page: 29
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Awards are given for outstanding publications,
research, or writing conducted within
the last year dealing with the state of
Prior award recipients include The
Dodge-Jones Foundation of Abilene for its
leadership role in the restoration of that
city's Paramount Theater; the Crosby
County Pioneer Memorial Museum and
Community Center at Crosbyton, recognized
as one of the best small museums in
the United States; and Randolph B.
Campbell, for his book "An Empire for
Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas,"
an account of slavery in Texas from 1821 to
THF Board member Shirley Caldwell is
chairing the Awards Committee; nominations
are welcome and should be sent to
the Texas Historical Foundation, P.O. Box
50314, Austin, Texas 78763.
18th Annual Galveston
Historic Homes Tour To Be
Held in Early May
Guided tours of 10 private, restored
residences, special events, exhibits, and
lectures are all part of the schedule during
the 18th annual Galveston Historic Homes
Tour, set for May 2, 3, 9, and 10.
Advance tickets are $13 if purchased by
May 1. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour.
Advance tickets may be ordered through
Galveston Historical Foundation, 2016
Strand, Galveston Island, Texas 77550.
For information, call (409) 765-7834 or
Photo Exhibit on Tigua
Indians Opens in Houston
An exhibition of photographs by Bill
Wright "The Tigua: Pueblo Indians of
Texas" opened in Houston's Marlene
Cohen Gallery on March 14. The photographs,
which ran through April 5 in
Houston, are now available for exhibition.
The Tigua Indians have been continuously
living in Texas since 1680, longer
than any other ethnic group. Despite the
tribe's longevity, the Tigua had little documentation
of their fast-changing culture
when Wright began photographing the tribe
in 1986. His exhibit, and the companion
book to be published later this year, provide
an important historical record.
Wright, a West Texas businessman, is
a member of the Board of Directors of the
Texas Historical Foundation.
Meets in Austin
Fifteen members of the Texas Historical
Foundation gathered in Austin on January
24-25 to dicuss organizational plans and
activities and review the Foundation's financial
On Friday, the THF members were
treated to a tour of the newly-renovated
Governor's Mansion and a wine reception.
Anne DeBois and other docents showed
the group around the house, pointing out
recent changes and improvements. The
Texas Historical Foundation was involved
in some of these recent renovations. A
board dinner at a local restaurant was held
At the Saturday morning Board meeting,
members listened to a financial review
by Treasurer Michael Weil. Endowments,
membership development, and the billing
process were all discussed in detail by the
Board; President Elizabeth Susser appointed
a marketing committee led by John Meadows
to devise a plan and budget to effectively
deal with membership issues, including
recruitment and retention.
Christine Moor Sanders reviewed a final
draft of guidelines for grant applications.
Board members were also updated on
the spring tours to be sponsored by the
Foundation, and promotional activities
Following the adjournment of the Board
meeting, members reconvened at the
Texas Historical Commission for a tour by
Bob Mallouf, state archaeologist, and
Helen Simons of the archaeology laboratory
Later, the group traveled to the Texas
Archeology Research Laboratory at the
University of Texas Balcones Research
Center where they learned from professional
archaeologists about the lab's system of
numbering sites around the state. The archaeologists
also showed THF members a
collection of artifacts collected from digs
The next quarterly meeting of the Texas
Historical Foundation Board of Directors
is scheduled for April 24 and 25 in
SAM HOUSTON'S WIFE
A Biography of
Margaret Lea Houston
By William Seale
"Seale has drawn a fascinating and
well-rounded portrait of the introspective
wife of a dynamic American
hero and has also provided insight
into a private side of Sam
Houston as a gentle, protective husband
and father ... he has recreated
a woman about whom the
reader cares."-Journal of Southern
EARLY DAYS IN TEXAS
A Trip to Hell and Heaven
By Jim Mclntire
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by
Robert K. DeArment
Gentleman, reprobate, killer, lawman-Jim
Mclntire was all of these,
and more. He was a regular fixture
in the life of such wide-open Texas
towns as Fort Griffin, Jacksboro,
Fort Belknap, and Mobeetie. A firsthand
account of the violent times
on the rough edge of the Texas and
New Mexico frontier.
JOHN SELMAN, GUNFIGHTER
By Leon Claire Metz
"Selman was a typical frontier character
... He became a more-or-less
respectable policeman in El Paso...
and secured for himself a place in
frontier history by killing John
Wesley Hardin in the Acme Saloon
... Eight months later he himself
was shot and killed in an El Paso
Alley."-Journal of Arizona History.
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