John Mooar Audio Diary
John Mooar was a buffalo hunter who worked in the Fort Griffin area and visited the Flat. This letter to his mother, written on October 31, 1873, describes his life on the frontier.
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.
One Week Left to Register for the Development Seminar Series!
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.
Making a Difference
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 3.
Caddo Mounds is hosting a 2 day teacher workshop June 26th & 27th. Topics include Teaching Caddo History and El Camino Real de los Tejas: The History and Impacts of the Royal Road.