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Heritage Tourism jobs created in 2011

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Historic Texas Lands Plaque

Recognizing Archeological Preservation Efforts

Our Historic Texas Lands Plaque recognizes private landowners who demonstrate their appreciation for Texas history and prehistory by preserving archeological sites on their property.

Videographer Curtis Craven, former THC Commissioner Lareatha Clay, and Shankleville resident Chezmin Barnett in the Jim Shankle Cemetery.

Going Mobile in Shankleville

As part of the development of our upcoming mobile app tour for heritage travel guide “African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy,” we recently filmed a video about the East Texas freedmen’s community of Shankleville.

The Medallion

THC’s official magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism.

Statewide News & Events

  • The Glen Rose Downtown Historic District in Glen Rose, Texas, was listed recently in the National Register of Historic Places. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) assisted in the nomination of this property in recognition of its importance to the history of Glen Rose and the State of Texas. Noted for its historical significance, the district joins other properties in Somervell County and around the state with National Register status.

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