Heritage, Volume 8, Number 1, Winter 1990 Page: 34
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Members of the board arrive at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Van Riper, the first stop on
the trolley car trip to several historic buildings.
Members of the board of the Texas
Historical Foundation met for their fall
quarterly meeting with the Center for
Historic Resources Advisory Council in
College Station October 20 and 21. The
Friday evening reception was hosted by
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rabins at their
home. Meetings were held at Texas A&M
University College of Architecture on
Friday and Saturday.
Saturday afternoon board members
toured Bryan's eastern historical district.
Hosts were members of the Bryan Citizens
for Preservation and the Bryan Historic
Landmark Commission. Tour guide on
the trolley car trip to several historic buildings
was Marie Engblom, a Bryan city
planner who has been active in getting
Bryan buildings on the National Register.
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Van Riper, both of
Texas A&M University faculty, opened
their Victorian Italianate Villa to the board
members. The interior, termed a "fancy
dog-trot" with a typically Southern detached
kitchen, is furnished with the Van
Riper's extensive collections of antique
furniture, original oil paintings, and brica-brac.
The Board viewed extensive restoration
and renovation during a tour of the
Victorian home of Dr. and Mrs. Russell
Bradley. The home was purchased from
the local Landmark Commission, moved
to its present location, and is being lovingly
restored by the Bradleys.
The next quarterly meeting of the Board
of Directors of the Texas Historical Foundation
will be held in Corpus Christi
January 19 and 20, 1990.
The Foundation makes awards of
matching funds to permit consultation
with an expert in a particular specialty.
Frequently a museum, historical society or
some other group needs professional help
that they do not have available locally.
This program which is funded by the
Meadows Foundation has been in force for
some time, but there is some limited funding
still available. If you believe that your
organization would benefit from such assistance,
please write to the Foundation outlining
your need. Please enclose a budget
and information on the source of the
matching funds. Our Board of Directors
reviews all applications at its quarterly
Members of the Texas Historical Foundation
have been mailed information on
fourteen-day tours of Portugal and Spain
which are available to them as a membership
benefit at a special price.
Each of these tours will be led by an
experienced tour director who will take
you to places of particular interest for those
with an avid interest in history and Texas'
links with Spanish culture over the centuries.
This itinerary is very timely in view of
the approaching Quincentennial of the
discovery of the New World by Columbus.
The dates for departure of these tours
are April 25 and May 2, 1990. Make plans
now to visit Iberia in the Spring with your
fellow Foundation members.
A non-profit organization
devoted to historic preservation
and nominations for
There are currently a few openings on
the Board of Directors of the Texas Historical
Foundation. The Board is seeking
to recruit new members who will represent
different geographical areas of the
state and who will insure that the Board
reflects the full range of historical, preservation
and archaeological interests that
the Foundation has traditionally supported.
Please send cover letter and curriculum
Bill Bailey, President
Texas Historical Foundation
c/o College of Architecture
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3137
For more information on Board service,
please call 409/845-6025
34 HERITAGE * WINTER 1990
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