Texas historical marker workshops featured throughout the state
AUSTIN — Throughout Aug u st a nd S eptember, t he marker program staf f of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer free workshops designed to assist in the application process for Official Texas Historical Markers.
Workshops will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals and are intended to aid both potential marker sponsors and county historical commissions (CHC). Topics discussed will include historical and architectural signifi cance and integrity, how to conduct research, and the roles of the THC and CHCs in the marker application process.
August and September workshops will occur in Deaf Smith, Austin, Van Zandt, Palo Pinto and Victoria counties.
These workshops precede the deadline for 2010 marker applications, which will be accepted from Sept. 1- Nov. 20.
The THC's marker staff also encourages applicants to take advantage of the online support materials in an effort to help save the real stories and designate the historic places throughout Texas.
To learn more about the marker workshops and the Offi- cial Texas Historical Marker application process visit www. thc.state.tx.us or contact the THC's History Programs Division at 512-463-5853.