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

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January 10 - 12, 2018

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FTHC Development Seminar Series

The Friends of the Texas HIstorical Commission is hosting "Elements of Successful Philanthropy: Building a Comprehensive and Sustainable Development Program", an all-day pre-conference session at the Texas Historical Commission's Real Places 2018 Conference, in Austin.  The Elements of Successful Philanthropy session is scheduled on Wednesday, January 10th, from 9 am till 4 pm.  For details and to register,  please CLICK HERE.

 


Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Revives the Traditional Grass House

Thank you to the foundations who supported this effort:
--The Cultural Resources Fund of the Tides Foundation, on the recommendation of the MICA Group
--The Summerlee Foundation
--The Texas Historical Foundation

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 Tides Foundation. In the summer of 2016, the grass house was constructed. Continued fundraising will help furnish the house using traditionally-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.

  • Grass was cut last November and was laid out to dry during the winter months.
  • Pine and willow for framing were identified and marked last December for harvesting over the summer.
  • In the summer of 2016 construction was complete.
  • Read an update about the grass house here!

 

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is currently seeking donations to furnish their grass house.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. Read more about the history of the grass house here.
 


 

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