Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
  • Sahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitor Center openingSahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitor 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 Visitor Center Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitor 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

Crystal City Internment Camp banner stands arrive at former World War II-era confinement site.

 

On March 24, 2015, William McWhorter, the THC’s Military Sites program coordinator presented Superintendent Imelda Allen and staff; and later that day Mayor Ricardo Lopez and Crystal City council members with four banner stands. The banner stands explain the history of Crystal City Internment Camp, the former World War II-era Department of Justice confinement site that held Japanese, German, and Italian enemy aliens (and many U.S. citizens) during the war. The banner stands also provide readers with a synopsis of the THC’s research and interpretive efforts at the site, including a 2013 archeological investigation and a 2014 National Register of Historic Places nomination funded through the National Park Service’s Japanese American Confinement Sites grant program.

 

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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.

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