Archive for the ‘Historical Preservation’ Category

General Land Office Essay Contest

Due Date Extended  to November 15th for Texas GLO Essay Contest   Details provided here: http://bit.ly/sthessay16 Students in grade 4th and 7th are welcome to enter the General Land Office Essay contest. The student should address the question, “What history in your community or in Texas, is worth saving?” The student’s name should not appear on […]

A Night of Connections with Austin Museums

  The Bob Bullock Museum hosted a wonderful night of learning on October 1st with a symposium of local groups who all share a love of educating, across the city of Austin and surrounding areas on a daily basis.  Planned and sponsored by the Austin Museum Partnership, this night was a wonderful mix of connections […]

Preserving Thanksgiving Memories with StoryCorps

Many of us are fans of StoryCorps, the NPR series that brings us all back to the love of storytelling through interviews.  I was excited to learn of their campaign The Great Listen for Thanksgiving.  They are asking for high school teachers and students to take this challenge and sign up for their Educator’s Toolkit.  […]

General Land Office Presentation Live (5.29.15) at 2pm

 Join General Land Commissioner, George P. Bush LIVE on Friday, May 29th at 2pm   He will be presenting an exciting session on Character which will include primary source documents.This is a great opportunity for your students to see how we use historic documents today and develop their own ideas about character.

2015 Battle of San Jacinto Symposium

The San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy will host a symposium. This year’s theme is A Clash of Cultures: American Indians in Spanish, Mexican and Anglo Texas History. $65 covers speakers, lunch, parking, exhibits and more Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00am to 4:30pm United Way Community Resource Center 50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007