Heritage, Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1992 Page: 6
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THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
By Elizabeth Susser
It seems like the
last few months
have been busy
ones, and that
there has been a
lot going on since
While in Austin
the Texas Historical
Board of Directors
had the privilege
of touring the
prior to our
Anne DeBois and
the other docents
there were most
gracious hostesses. The Texas Historical
Foundation was very pleased to be involved
in some of the recent restoration work within
the Governor's mansion.
Following the meeting, during which finances
and the programs and activities of the
Foundation were discussed, Bob Mallouf, state
archaeologist, and Helen Simons gave the
board a personal tour of the archaeology
laboratory of the Texas Historical Commission.
The staff at the Texas Archaeology
Research Laboratory at the University of
Texas Balcones Research Center showed us
their system of numbering sites in Texas and
some of their collection of artifacts from
around the state. This was a most interesting
and fascinating experience for all of us.
Visiting these two labs and having the
chance to talk with the archaeologists was a
particularly timely experience since April
11-17 was Texas Archaeology Awareness
Week. You, too, will have a chance to learn
about some of the current studies and research
being conducted in the field of archaeology
as you read through this Spring
issue of HERITAGE, which focuses on archaeology.
Indeed, the need to protect Texas'
archaeological resources is a worthwhile goal
in which all of us should take an active role.
The Texas Historical Foundation, along with
the many other sponsors of Texas Archaeol
Week, is proud to
be a part of the
In addition to
the Texas Historical
works also to save
the only statewide
organizatio n dedicated
funding of these activities, the organization
is dependent upon and greatly aided
by the members of th e Foundation. Each
member is a n ambassador for THF, and in
that role, is best able to let others know of
our programs, activities, and efforts aimed
at preserving Texas' unique heritage.
If each existing member of the Foundation
(there are about 4,000 of us now)
could enroll one new member, our preservation
efforts in Texas could be greatly
enhanced. So as you travel the state and
speak to others in your area, take time
please, to mention the programs and goals
of the Texas Historical Foundation. Ask
them to join us in our historical, preservation,
and archaeological efforts.
Also let me encourage each of you to
consider the Texas Legacy Tours that the
Foundation is offering this
spring.Whether your interests are in
historic architecture, prehistoric art, or
the ancient Indians, there is a trip just for
you. Tours are being led by some of the
foremost historians and archaeologists in
the state. It's a rare opportunity to learn
and have fun!
Thank you again for your efforts. Your
support has already made and can still
make a difference in the knowledge of
our own past.
* Architecture of
April 29-May 3
* Rock Art of the
May 5- May 9
* Caddo Country
June 3- June 7
Each trip is four nights,
four days. $750/person;
$75 single supplement.
Reservations will be
accepted on a first-come
basis to a maximum of
30 persons on each tour.
Tour leaders are among
the foremost authorities
in their fields.
Call (512) 453-2154 for
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