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Web sites tell stories of historic sites

AUSTIN — Nineteen new web sites featuring the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) historic properties are now active, highlighting the unique stories of these real places from Texas’ past. The web sites are an upgrade from the previous single web pages to full, stand-alone web sites.

From frontier forts to Civil War battlegrounds to stoic mansions, these new web sites provide educational and interpretational information that heighten the visitor experience and open a window on these significant moments in our state’s history. Each web site reflects a tailored and memorable look that is enhanced by vivid photographs of each property.

Utilize the sites’ event calendars before planning your trip and to keep up with special celebrations.

Visit Share Your Story to tell us about your site visit and to read about the real encounters of others.

Refer to the FAQs to get your questions answered before you start your trip, and check out the historic sites blog link to stay connected to all of your favorite historic properties.

Direct links to the THC’s Texas Heritage Trails Program guides visitors to more regional attractions near the 19 historic properties. Keep checking back as the web sites will continue to incorporate additional features in the future, such as video and podcasts.

To explore the 19 new web sites visit www.texashistoricsites.com and select a historic property. For more information on the THC’s historic sites contact the Historic Sites Division at 512-463-7948.


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