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State Historic Sites Free Day

Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 6 In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 6. From military strongholds to house museums, plantations, and American Indian settlements, these historic sites ...

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Historic Commission Promoting Independence Trail with Giveaway, Caravan

Enter to win trip in Independence Trail Region 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and the Texas Historical Commission is celebrating by offering a travel getaway in all 10 regions! Why take a daytrip when you can stay an #ExtraDayInTx? We’re kicking things off with ...

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Forensic Artist Brings History To Life

by Emily Binetti, SHSU The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is partnering with forensic artist, Amanda Danning, in learning about the soldiers that fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. With Danning’s help, the San Jacinto Project aims to put faces on five of the soldiers from the Mexican army ...

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Five Tips and Tricks for Spring Breaking at a Texas State Park

by TPWD staff Ahead of the busy spring break season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts have come up with a list of tips and tricks to help families reconnect with the outdoors even if it’s only for an afternoon. Texas State Parks offer a chance for families to get ...

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Governor Proclaims March 2018 to be Women’s History Month

by Office of the Governor Throughout our history, Americans have demonstrated incredible ingenuity and fortitude in building this great nation we call home.  Among those, women past and present have made lasting contributions. Texas women claim many firsts, like Mary Austin Holley, who wrote the first English book about Texas ...

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Annual Art Walk Returns To Campus and Community

by Emily Binetti, SHSU The Sam Houston State University Department of Art and the Student Art Association will host the annual the Huntsville Art Walk on Saturday, March 3, from noon to 5 p.macross various locations in Huntsville and on the SHSU main campus. Galleries and exhibition spaces throughout the city will be ...

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Genealogy Winter Lock-In Set

Avid genealogists will have an opportunity to spend a day locked in the Huntsville Public Library to dig deeper into family history. The Walker County Genealogical Society is hosting their annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 18. Beginners and longtime researchers are invited. “The Lock-In began ...

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Huntsville Mayor Urges Residents to Participate in MLK Day of Service

Mayor Andy Brauninger urges residents to serve others this coming Monday. January 15 will be celebrated as this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, established by Congress in 1994. Citizens across the country will participate in volunteer projects on this day. “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a very appropriate occasion ...

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Now Accepting 2018 Preservation Scholars Applications!

by Friends of the Texas Historical Commission   The Texas Historical Commission is now accepting applications for the 2018 Preservation Scholars Program! We hope that you will inform any students and/or student organizations you may be affiliated with about the paid internship opportunity for the summer of 2018. The deadline for ...

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Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library Resolution Approved

by Emily Binetti The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas approved a resolution introduced by Representative Ernest Bailes for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. This resolution honors Sam Houston’s contributions in shaping the state as well as his serving ...

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