Register for the 2015 Development Seminar Series today
Who should attend?
Volunteers and staff interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The Development Seminar Series is especially suited for small organizations with limited staff such as historic preservation organizations, small museums, County Historical Commissions or other nonprofit organizations.
The Development Seminar Series highlights best practices and facilitates dynamic group interactions to help teach fundraisers how to achieve their goals.
The seminars will be held May 5 and 6, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Texas Historical Commission Diversity Internship Application Period Now Open!
The THC created the Diversity Internship in Historic Preservation to build interest in and awareness of careers in historic preservation, specifically among students from underrepresented cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. The THC recognizes that many such groups are currently underrepresented in the professional fields related to historic preservation. This initiative targets undergraduate students to encourage their interest in pursuing fields of study in history, preservation, architecture, archeology, downtown revitalization, and heritage tourism.
Students will learn about the impact that historic preservation programs can have on a community's economic development. Working with THC staff and programs will expose the interns to the various and exciting vocational opportunities in the field of historic preservation, with the goal of increasing the number of historic and cultural resources associated with the state’s diverse cultural history that are identified, documented, preserved and interpreted as well as increase the number of diverse organizations and communities involved in the historic preservation field and served by public and private preservation programs.
Making a Difference
On Tuesday October 21, 2014, THC Military Sites Coordinator William McWhorter presented the Department of the Interior plaque recognizing the listing of Crystal City (Family) Internment Camp on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
The Friends of the THC has partnered with the Randall's Good Neighbor Program, which will donate 1% of sales made by shoppers who have linked their Randalls card to the Friends.
The portrait of Mr. Clapp has returned to the Starr Family Home State Historic Site in Marshall after extensive restoration. This is one of 12 portraits that depict the first two generations of the Starr family.