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    25th Anniversary Celebration Events

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is celebrating it's 25th anniversary in 2021! We will be holding events throughout the year to celebrate--both virtual, and in-person later in the year at the Texas Historical Commission's state historic sites. We hope you are able to join in helping us celebrate 25 years of serving as a critical nonprofit partner to the Texas Historical Commission! 

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     

    Thursday, June 15, 6:00 PM CDT: Meet the Official State Longhorn Herd at Fort Griffin State Historic Site

    Join us for an up close encounter with the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd on the banks of Mill Creek at Fort Griffin State Historic Site! Herd manager Dr. Will Cradduck will show off part of the herd, and talk about the amazing history of the state herd and Texas Longhorn cattle.

    Enjoy stories of trail drives from 150 years ago, from right where they took place on the Great Western Cattle Trail! Hear about the amazing science and genetics of longhorn cattle, from their ability to survive to their unique and diverse genetics unmatched anywhere else in the world.

    Learn about current conservation efforts with the state herd and the Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Registry.  Experience the unique intelligence and behavior of these historic animals!

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