Heritage, Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 1989 Page: 29
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Rabins Appointed Interim Director
At the January meeting of the THF Board of Directors in
Jefferson, it was announced that Gordon Echols, Director of the
Foundation, is taking academic
leave from Texas
A&M University for this
semester. While on
leave, Dr. Echols plans to
work on a book dealing
with Spanish town planJoan
Rabins, who has
been serving as Associate
Director, was appointed
Interim Director of the
Foundation as well as of
the Center for Historic
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__ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ of A rchitecture.
'89 PRESERVATION CONFEREN'
Sponsored by the Texas Historical Comn
Dallas, with its many historic attractions,
is the setting for the Texas Historical
Commission's 1989 historic
preservation conference, April 27-29.
Keynote speakers at the conference
include Texas First Lady, Rita Clements
and Dr. John Alexander, Director of the
national Christopher Columbus Quincentenary
Sponsored by the Texas Historical
Commission and Preservation Texas,
the conference offers preservationists a
Sibley Retires From Board
It was announced at the January THF Board of Directors
meeting that Dr. D. J. Sibley, who has served for many years as
Chairman of the Foundation's
Committee, plans to retire
from the Board. He
will, however, continue
his interest in Archaeology
The Texas Historical
Foundation wishes to
express deep gratitude to
Dr. Sibley for his years of
dedicated service on the _
Committee and Board,
and his significant contributions
to the Foundation.
chance to exchange ideas and learn
more about how to further historic preservation
at the local level.
The Dallas County Historical Commission,
local host for this year's conference,
has organized several activities for
participants, including a tour of the
Sixth Floor Exhibit, which chronicles
the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Conference headquarters will be the
Dallas Sheraton Hotel, located in the
heart of downtown.
April 9-15, 1989
Gov. William Clements proclaimed
April 9-15 as "Texas Archeology Awareness
Week." This year marks the creation
of the event, which supporters hope will
be the focus of numerous archeology
related programs and activities each
The Texas Historical Commission
joins the Texas Archeological Society,
the Council of Texas Archeologists and
the Texas Historical Foundation in
promoting public awareness and involvement
in the protection of Texas'
archeological and historic sites. Local
museums, archeological societies,
county historical commissions and other
preservation groups are urged to sponsor
special events to promote awareness
during the week.
For additional information, contact
the Texas Archeological Society, Center
for Archaeological Research, University
of Texas at San Antonio, San
Antonio, Texas 78285, or Office of the
State Archeologist, THC, P.O. Box
12276, Austin, Texas 78711.
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