La Belle opens in stunning exhibit
More than 200 guests enjoyed an evening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum last night to celebrate the opening of the temporary exhibit “La Belle, The Ship that Changed History,” which opens to the public on Saturday. La Belle was discovered by THC archeologists in Matagorda Bay in 1996. The Friends of THC raised the funds to excavate and preserve the ship, and were delighted to share the evening with those who made it all possible.
Fort Griffin State historic Site Visitor Center reopens!
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the Fort Griffin State Historic Site reopened it's new visitor center. Children and adults gathered to celebrate the opening and also enjoyed living historians from all over who gathered to portray life at the fort and nearby Wild West town as it was in the 1870s. Participants enjoyed demonstrations, educational activities, and frontier history.
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.