Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
  • Sahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitor Center openingSahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitor Center opening
  • Conserved Painted Fan - part of the Sam Bell Maxey House artifact collectionConserved Painted Fan - part of the Sam Bell Maxey House artifact collection
  • Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitor Center Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitor Center
  • Jan Bullock gives opening remarks at La Belle exhibit openingJan Bullock gives opening remarks at La Belle exhibit opening
  • Clara Starr's Opera Glass - part of Starr Family Home artifact collectionClara Starr's Opera Glass - part of Starr Family Home artifact collection

Restoration begins on East Texas 1936 Centennial Markers

The Tyler Morning Telegraph detailed the first phase of a project funded by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission to restore 1936 Texas Centennial Markers. Special thanks to conservator Robert Marshall and his team—Sheila Grimes and Don Reim.

Make a gift to the 1936 Texas Centennial Marker Restoration project.

 
 
 
Picture provided by Tyler Morning Telegraph

Fort Griffin State Historic Site

Holding command over the Southern Plains, Fort Griffin served as one in a line of western defensive forts from 1867 to 1881. Remnants of the fort remain today at Fort Griffin State Historic Site, which is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd and offers camping, fishing, hiking, stargazing and living history.

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