Heritage, Volume 8, Number 2, Spring 1990 Page: 34
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Concern is growing throughout the
state about what is happening to unused
railroad depots. These buildings which
once played a vital role in the life of their
communities are now often left to
deteriorate regardless of their historic
significance or their architectural charm.
Increasingly they are being regarded as
liabilities and are being razed. Quick action
can often be crucial in saving these
structures. Many have been successfully
adapted to other uses such as restaurants,
offices or shops.
If you know of a railroad depot which is
threatened, would you please write to us?
We want to help those who are working to
save these structures.
Marshall Railroad Depot
Boy Scouts to Earn Texas
Archeology Preservation Patch
Texas Boy Scouts now have an
opportunity to earn a Texas Archeology
Preservation Patch for participating in
various projects related to the state's
archaeological heritage. Sponsored by the
Texas Archeological Society (TAS) and the
THC, the program recently was approved by
the South Central Region Office of the
Boy Scouts of America. The goal is to
create an awareness of Texas'
archaeological sites, as well as to develop an
appreciation of the state's history and
peoples of the past. For information, write
Bonnie McKee, TAS, PO Box 12500, Dallas,
The Board of Directors of the Texas
Historical Foundation held its quarterly
meeting at Corpus Christi January 19 and
20. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Susser hosted the
Friday evening reception, including guests
from local historical societies. The Sussers
also hosted a dinner for the board members
at the City Club Friday evening.
Foundation business was conducted at a
Saturday morning meeting in the historic
Galvan House at the Multi-cultural
Center at Heritage Park.
Following the business meeting, board
members embarked on a walking tour arranged
by Margaret Ramage of the nine
restored historic homes which make up
Heritage Park. All the homes have been
restored by non-profit organizations with
the exception of the Galvan House which
is owned and operated by the city of Corpus
Christi. The interiors of the homes have
been adapted to the needs of each
organization as office space, although most I
have restored part of the interior to reflect
the character of the past.
The next quarterly meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Texas Historical
Foundation will be held in historic
Columbus April 13 and 14.
A Sampling of Archeology Awareness Week Events
0 Archeology in Texas exhibit from the
Institute of Texan Cultures on display in
the Capitol Rotunda from April 4-16.
0 Series of interviews with the Texas
Archeological Society's President Pat
Mercado-Allinger and President-Elect
R.C. Harmon airs on Austin radio station
KMFA-FM during Awareness Week.
0 Short course in archaeology offered by
South Plains Community College in Levelland,
Texas in conjunction with Awareness
Week. Contact Leon Pope,1710 E.
Tate, Brownfield, Texas 79316.
0 Puppet show created to introduce
young people to archaeology shown in San
Antonio April 7 at the Witte Museum and
April 8 at the Institute of Texas Cultures
and in Austin April 13 and 14 at the Austin
Turquoise & Tobacco exhibit at
Midland's Museum of the Southwest with
a visiting lecturer on turquoise on April 8
at 3:00 P.M.
0 Lecture series focusing on archaeological
topics during the week of April 814
co-sponsored by the Coastal Bend
Archeological Society and the Nueces
County Historical Commission. Contact
Gladys Short 934 Shephard, Corpus
Christi, Texas 78412-3530.
This is just a sampling of the many
events planned throughout the state.
Check with the Office of the State
Archeologist-Texas Historical Commission,
P.O. Box 12276, Austin,TX 78711 ,or
the Texas Archeological Society, c/o
Center for Archaeological Research, The
University of Texas at San Antonio, San
Antonio, TX 78285, for further information.
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Texas Historical Foundation Board of Directors
Holds Winter Meeting
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