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Left to right: Michael Weil, THF Treasurer; Shirley Caldwell,
Awards Committee Chairman; and speaker Leon Metz.
Left to right: Mrs. Phebe Armstrong accepts an award from
THF President Elizabeth Susser on behalf of the
Tyler County Junior Historians.
under the direction of Cauble Hoskins Architects of Fort
Worth. Bank president Don Maples and his wife have overseen
the restoration, returning the old building to its original
R.F. "Buddy" Rau and Laura Ann Rau were each recipients
of a Citation of Merit for their leadership in historic restoration
and preservation in the city of Columbus and in Colorado
County. Mr. Rau was one of the original organizers of Magnolia
Homes Tour, Inc. which encourages restoration and touring of
historic properties in Columbus. Both Laura Ann and Buddy
have devoted a great deal of energy to the restoration of the
beautiful Victorian Stafford Opera House, now a cultural
center for south central Texas.
The Tyler County Junior Historians were awarded a
Citation of Merit for their outstanding education program on
early Texas history and lifeways. Headquartered at Heritage
Village Museum and sponsored by the Tyler County Heritage
Society, this group of young people participate in a "hands-on"
study of historical events, buildings, artifacts, dress, and old
Andreas V. Richstein was given one of three Texas Historic
Preservation Book Awards granted this year for his book The
Rise of the Lone Star: The Making of Texas, providing an
important new perspective on the persons, politics, and events
that created the republic of Texas. It is an unusual book in that
it is written in German, and according to John Stetterdirector
of the Texas A&M University Press-its author is
"removed by birth from any nationalistic bias."
The Amon Carter Museum of Fort Worth received a book
award for Eyewitness to War, which presents the Mexican
The Dodge-Jones Foundation of Abilene received the Josiah Wheat
Award of Merit for its outstanding achievement
in historical preservation. The complete restoration of the
Paramount Theater, shown above, is just one of the many
preservation projects for which the Foundation has been cited.
American war as it was depicted in lithographs, engravings, and
A third book award was presented to Randolph B. Campbell
for An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, an
outstanding and comprehensive account of slavery in Texas
from 1821 to 1865.
A Certificate of Recognition was awarded posthumously to
Joseph J. Ballard, Jr. for his dedicated leadership of the Texas
Historical Foundation from 1973 to 1983 and for his establishment
of the Foundation's Archaeology Trust Fund, hereafter
known as the Joseph J. Ballard, Jr. Archaeology Trust Fund.
A Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to J.P. Bryan for
his outstanding leadership as president and chairman of the
Texas Historical Foundation from 1983 to 1988 and for his
many years of dedicated service and significant contributions to
the objectives of the organization. The Preservation Trust Fund
has been renamed the J .P. Bryan Preservation Trust Fund in his
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