Cold War Oral History Training Workshop

Sep 13 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fort Wolters Training Center

7701 Wagner Rd.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with the Texas Forts Trail, Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission, will co-host a free oral history training workshop at Fort Wolters Training Center on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. The workshop is the fourth in a special two-year series of THC-coordinated Texas in the Cold War oral history training workshops around the state. This workshop will highlight the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the Cold War, including the home front. The workshop is designed for people to learn how to conduct and record oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment.

Public welcome—seating is limited, please call 512.463.5833 to pre-register

Attendees will park at Building 650 [Range Control] and walk a short distance to Classrooms in Building 630 A/B, site of the workshop. Attendees requiring Handicap Parking access may request this at Building 650.

The workshop series When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain: Recollections of Texas in the Cold War, is built on the foundation of the THC’s national award-winning Texas in World War II Initiative. This project endeavors to preserve the service and sacrifices of Texans during the Cold War. Initial funding for the workshop series was made possible through the generous support of The Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, which also helped support the THC’s Texas in World War II Initiative’s oral history workshop series in 2004.

Fort Wolters, a World War II and Cold War era U.S. Army post in Palo Pinto County is within the Texas Forts Trail Region, which is a 29-county area in central West Texas. The Forts Trail promotes education, preservation and cultural/heritage tourism, and is part of the nationally recognized Texas Heritage Trails Program. Through the Forts Trail, visitors and Texans are encouraged to enjoy the heritage, natural beauty, and rich culture of this region.