Archeology month to focus on historic buildings

October was selected by the Texas Historical Commission to focus on all aspects of the study of archeology and its importance in historical preservation.

Milam County participates each year by sponsoring an event dealing with archeology specific to our county.

This year, Willyne Stanislaw, chair of the Milam County Historical Commission, is inviting the seventh grade classes of Milam County school districts to participate in the study of Sneed Cabin, Milam County Jail Museum, and Milam County Historic Courthouse during the month of October.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about archeology and the impact this study has on the history of Texas.

Contact Mrs. Stanislaw at 254- 697-4746 to schedule a class event.

Milam County’s dedication of National Parks Signs across the two routes of El Camino Real Historic Trail was an event that is involved with archeology in five high significance sites, Apache Pass, the three 18th Century Spanish missions and the adjacent presidio The Texas Historical Commission’s archeology department began documenting work with the late Dr. Kathleen Gilmore in 1967 that was completed in 2009.

Forty-five years of study was used to certify the six sites of high significance and confirmed the authenticity of Milam County’s national trail sites.

Resources from the Texas Historical Commission provide assistance to all counties in Texas.

County historical commissions across the state are served by archeologists assigned to divisions.

Milam County is included in Lakes and Prairies Division.

The rich history of Texas keeps historians across our vast state busy. History draws many tourists to the state to visit such sites as the Alamo, the State Capitol, state and local museums, and historic sites such as Eisenhower’s Birthplace, Varner-Hogg Plantation, Fort McKavett and 17 sites managed by THC.

Archeology is an important study to Texas and has provided Milam County with a legacy for future generations.

Now, we have added our presence as a county that has two routes on the 1691 upper route of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail in Texas.

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