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2013-07-11 / General Stories

Attend a Historical Marker Workshop Near You or Online

Join the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and learn how to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for your community. Free workshops throughout the state and online offered by the agency provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample historical marker application and sample narrative. The workshops encourage consideration of the elements comprising successful marker applications. Topics include determining historical significance and integrity, conducting research, reviewing primary vs. secondary sources, using research tools, writing the narrative, and the roles of the THC and County Historical Commissions in the application process.

Led by Historical Marker program staff, workshops and webinars are offered through the summer. Check the THC Calendar of Events at www.thc.state.tx.us for full details and locations. For more information, contact the THC’s History Programs Division at 512.463.5853.

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