On Texas Independence Day, the Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with the Fayette County Historical Commission will co-host a free Military Oral History training workshop.
The workshop is one of a series taking place across the state, which highlights the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the war effort and is designed for people to learn how to conduct and record oral histories pertaining to World War II, and later during the Cold War.
The overall training workshop series (2006-present), titled Here and There: Recollections of Texas in World War II, is part of the THC’s Texas in World War II initiative. The program honors and preserves the memories of Texans who served in the armed forces during World War II and the contributions they made to the war effort. Historical markers, a commemorative brochure and a military/home front sites survey are part of this program that enriches lives through history.