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

Development Seminar 2017 – Elements of Successful Philanthropy

Building a Comprehensive and Sustainable Development Program

February 16-17, 2017 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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Robert E. Johnson Conference Center - South Conference Room (MAP)

1501 N Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
 

Registration open now.

Please CLICK HERE for the full brochure and for more details.

2-Day Registration: $400
Single-Day Registration (February 16th or 17th): $215

Registration deadline is February 5th, 2017. Limited space available - please register early. Light refreshments and boxed lunches will be provided on both days.

 

Please contact Reina Andrade (512.936.2189) for additional details or if you have questions regarding the seminar.

 

 


The Friends of Texas Historical Commission Development Manager position is now open.

For a detailed job description and more information on how to apply, please click HERE.

 


The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
is now accepting applications
for the  2017 DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP

Applications due March 17, 2017, for summer paid internships

For more information, 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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