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    "Under the Stars at Emancipation Park" - Gala and Live Auction

    Join John L. Nau, III, Chairman, Texas Historical Commission, and the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission for an evening "Under the Stars at Emancipation Park", celebrating the partnerships and programs of the Texas Historical Commission. The event will feature the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Main Street Program, and the Emancipation Avenue Main Street Project.  

    October 10, 2019  |  6:00 - 9:00 PM  |  Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston

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    Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Disaster Recovery

    On Saturday, April 13, 2019, a tornado devastated the THC's Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. The visitors center building was destroyed by the storm, and the Caddo Grass House is gone. Many guests at the site were injured by the storm, and one visitor lost her life.

    While the damage was extensive, the Caddo Mounds themselves, along with the site's invaluable archeological and cultural history, were left untouched.

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is raising funds to rebuild the grass house, a precious structure that was a labor of love by members of the Caddo Nation and the community. Learn more about the fundraising efforts here.


    We hope you will join us in AustinJanuary 29-31, 2020 for the fourth annual Real Places Conference presented by Phoenix I Restoration & Construction. Hosted by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, the conference will provide an opportunity for preservationists and officials to network and learn with county historical commissions, Main Street managers and participants, historic preservation officers and design review boards, architects and engineers, historians, archeologists, curators, interpreters, managers of museums and historic sites, as well as Texas Historical Commission staff, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and other partner agencies.

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    Development Seminars

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission coordinates Development Seminars 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 series is suited for large and small organizations from any discipline with limited development staff, and highlights best practices while facilitating dynamic group interactions to help attendees build and strengthen their fundraising "tool-kit" so they can more effectively and sustainably achieve their mission.

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