On October 7th, 2017, the THC officially launched the new Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour at the Gonzales Come and Take It Festival. The mobile tour guides heritage travelers to the historic sites, battlefields, museums, cultural centers, monuments, and public art that maintain the history of Texas battles for independence.
Development of the mobile tour began with a series of collaborative meetings between the following subject matter experts and the THC internal development team to identify which sites and stories of people and events would be included in the tour:
- Stephen Hardin, Author and Historian
- Doug Kubicek, Lavaca County Historical Commission Chair
- Paula Marks, Author and Historian
- Gene Preuss, Historian
The stories are now told in the Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour through rich text entries, photo galleries, dramatic audio tracks, and documentary style videos.
For example, subject matter experts introduced us to the story of Adolphus Sterne, a little-known German immigrant turned Mexican empressario who got caught up in the Fredonian Rebellion in Nacogdoches. The story is recounted in an audio track embedded in the Nacogdoches: Old Stone Fort Museum site page; listen to the audio track here:
The role archaeology plays in informing history is highlighted in a video filmed at our San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site:
The Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour is now available for use with a web browser, or it may be downloaded as a part of our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play.To learn more about the mobile app and to view all our tour content online, visit: http://www.texashistoryapp.com