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    Doing History Youth Camp Now Accepting Applications!

    The Texas Historical Commission and Friends of the Texas Historical Commission are pleased to offer a summer camp program for rising 4th-7th graders focusing on Texas history and historic preservation content. The camp includes a daily field trip, creative content experiences, oral history collection, a community-based service event, and the option for extended afternoon activities. The goal of the camp is to encourage student engagement in historic preservation opportunities and to provide TEKS-aligned learning experiences related to Texas history, all while having good ol' camp fun! The camp is led by trained teachers, education specialists, and field experts and features a small student/adult ratio. Student scholarships are available.

    The deadline for applications is May 10, 2019. Camp dates and application information can be found here

    Development Seminar Dates Announced for 2019

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission coordinates Development Seminars geared towards volunteer leadership (board members and advisors) and staff from nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The series is suited for large and small organizations from any discipline with limited development staff, and highlights best practices while facilitating dynamic group interactions to help attendees build and strengthen their fundraising "tool-kit" so they can more effectively and sustainably achieve their mission.

    Click here for upcoming dates and registration information!

    San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum Now Open!

    The 10,000-square-foot museum offers visitors a chance to see unique objects on display, including a desk that once belonged to Stephen F. Austin, an 1830s cast iron printing press, and many artifacts recovered during archeological investigations at the site. Learn more here and contact site staff to arrange a group tour, school field trip, or special presentation.

    With construction of a few final touches remaining, there's still time to be a part of the capital campaign. Learn more!


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