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    Friends of the Texas Historical Commission 25th Anniversary Celebration Events 

    We will be celebrating the Friends of the THC's 25th anniversary all through 2021, with a series of virtual and (potentially) in-person events, featuring food history discussions and demonstrations in partnership with State Hiistoric Sites, as well as some one-on-one time with authors and historians that we have the privilege of working with. We hope you will be able to join us for these events and help us celebrate 25 years of our partnership with the Texas Historical Commission. 

    Upcoming events:

    Saturday, March 6th, 2:00PM CST (1:00PM MT): Virtual Cooking Class and Food History Discussion - Magoffin Home State Historic Site.  

    Please CLICK HERE for more information or to register.  The event is free, but registration is required. The event will be held on ZOOM. 

    Now Accepting Applications for the Preservation Scholars Program Summer 2021 Internships

    The Preservation Scholars internship program places undergraduate and graduate students that identify as part of an underrepresented ethnic and/or cultural group in a ten-week paid summer internship with the Texas Historical Commission. Learn more about the program and application process here

    The application period for summer 2021 is open through March 19, 2021.

    Development Training

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC) coordinates development seminars and webinars geared towards volunteer leadership (board members and advisors) and staff from nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The trainings are suited for large and small organizations from any discipline with limited development staff. Learn more!

    Next four-part virtual series: 
    March 25 & 26, April 1 & 2, 2021
    Platform: Zoom

    2021 Friends Alliance Award Recipients Announced

    We were excited to officially recognize and celebrate this year's Friends Alliance Award recipients during the Real Places 2021 virtual conference! Lois Lacy is awarded the Friends Alliance Award for Friendraising in recognition of her work in organizing an engaged and sustainable Friends Group organization to support Mission Dolores State Historic Site in San Augustine, Texas. Sharon Cowell is awarded the Friends Alliance Award for Civic Engagement in recognition of her work with the Magoffin Home State Historic Site in El Paso. Read more about their work in support of these THC state historic sites! 


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