Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
  • Sahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitors Center openingSahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitors Center opening
  • Conserved Painted Fan - part of the Sam Bell Maxey House artifact collectionConserved Painted Fan - part of the Sam Bell Maxey House artifact collection
  • Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitors Center Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitors Center
  • Jan Bullock gives opening remarks at La Belle exhibit openingJan Bullock gives opening remarks at La Belle exhibit opening
  • Clara Starr's Opera Glass - part of Starr Family Home artifact collectionClara Starr's Opera Glass - part of Starr Family Home artifact collection

Diversity Internship Applications are Now Open!

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (Friends) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC) seek to increase the diversity of professionals working in historic preservation, acknowledge the variety of cultures that enrich Texas' heritage, and engage a wider range of organizations and communities in supporting efforts to protect and preserve the history of our state. 

Application, official transcripts, and reference letters are due and must be postmarked by March 18, 2016.

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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Revives the Traditional Grass House

In 2014 the Friends of Caddo Mounds embarked on fundraising projects for construction of a traditional Caddo grass house and in September 2015 Caddo Mounds received a $15,000 grant from the MICA Group. While the MICA grant will only partially fund construction of the house, continued fundraising will help furnish the house using traditional made objects (beds, mats, baskets, pottery) and will allow the site to conduct community outreach programs and opportunities for cultural exhange with Caddo tribal members and community volunteers.

The Caddo grass house project is officially underway.

  • Grass was cut in November and has been laid out to dry during the winter months.
  • Pine and willow for framing were identified and marked in early December for harvesting this summer.
  • The house site will be excavated in late spring.
  • By July 2016 construction will be complete.

 

To be a part of this exciting project, donate to the Caddo Grass house fund. Visit the Caddo Mounds website and Facebook page to learn more and to be notified about special projects and volunteer opportunities.


Are you an educator?

Attend our Caddo Traditions Teachers' Workshop

July 23-25, 2016

TEA-approved for CPE Credit

Click HERE for more information and to register!

 


 

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