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  • Stay An Extra Day In Texas

    The THC's Texas Heritage Trails Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by launching a 10-month-long sweepstakes with prize packages offering travel getaways—one to each of the 10 trail regions. The Stay an Extra Day Sweepstakes encourages travelers to take a deeper dive into their explorations of the Lone Star State by staying an extra day.

  • The Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration Association will host its 2018 Planning & Coordination Conference on March 2 in Austin. The conference will provide information, resources, and coordination for Texans interested in orchestrating World War I commemoration activities for their communities and organizations.

  • Samuel Walker Family

    The history of African Americans in Texas is the story of Texas and Texans. The Texas Historical Commission offers resources to aid in the telling of these stories, including a mobile app tour that acts as a virtual travel guide, which was recently updated to include five new sites that tell prominent, as well as little-known, stories of African American heritage throughout Texas.

  • At its quarterly meeting in Austin yesterday, the THC awarded grant funding to six projects from its Texas Preservation Trust Fund. The six preservation projects were selected from 21 proposal applicants to be recipients of the Fiscal Year 2018 Emergency Grant Program, the first TPTF grant cycle to solely allocate funds to places affected by a natural disaster.

  • James Farmer Marker

    February is African American History Month, and the Texas Historical Commission offers numerous travel resources to help Texans journey and discover these stories, including the African American heritage travel guide and mobile app tour.