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With locations in the West Texas towns of Seminole and Seagraves, the Gaines County Library System gives residents of all ages the means to learn throughout their lives, meet their reading interests, and better understand the world around them as well as their community's heritage. The GCLS provides these services for free to all residents of the state of Texas.Joined: May 2014.
Founded as a literary and historical society in 1871, the Galveston Historical Foundation reincorporated in 1954 as an organization devoted to historic preservation in Galveston County. Since then, the foundation has focused on the purchase, rehabilitation, and stabilization of endangered properties and neighborhoods as well as events that celebrate the history and culture of Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.Joined: August 2016.
The Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library, located in the Galveston County town of Hitchcock, serves to educate, inform, entertain, and culturally enrich the community by providing library materials and information services. The library received a Rescuing Texas History grant to aid in the digitization of at-risk photographs and maps.Joined: May 2009.
George Everill Pierce (February 2, 1907 - October 9, 1942) was a lieutenant colonel, killed in service to his country in 1942. Pierce spent his cadet days in the flying schools at Randolph, Kelly and Brooks fields near San Antonio. He later was posted in Texas and California. His family has preserved pictures from Pierce's life as a young aviator that depict the heyday of Texas military aviation, taken between 1933 and 1942. Digitization was made possible by a Rescuing Texas History grant.Joined: February 2016.
The George Ranch Historical Park is a 23,000 acre working ranch and living history museum located in Fort Bend County. The land was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. The park's mission centers on preserving the history of the county and galvanizing the appreciation of cultural heritage.Joined: March 2009.
The Gibbs Memorial Library is located in northeastern Limestone County and has served the people of Mexia since 1949. The first library in the town was the Mexia Public Library, which first came to fruition in 1903. The library in its current state provides access to resources and Mexia's history as a center of booms and busts for the oil and gas industries during the early 20th century.Joined: February 2013.
The Gillespie County Historical Society presents its photograph collection of life in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. The images depict the life of German Settlers who immigrated to the Texas Hill Country in the 1840's as well as their descendants.Joined: November 2011.
The Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library supports the people of Jacksboro and Jack County, Texas, with a service population of just over 9,300. In 2015, the library was able to add the Jack County newspapers on The Portal to Texas History through the support of a Tocker Foundation grant.Joined: April 2015.