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    We hope you will join us for the Texas Historical Commission's sixth annual Real Places Conference!

    Presented by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission in partnership with Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd., the conference provides opportunities to learn from and network with professional staff, volunteers, and supporters of historic preservation and heritage tourism. This includes county historical commissions, Main Street managers and board members, historic preservation officers and design review boards, architects and engineers, historians, archeologists, curators, interpreters, managers of museums and historic sites, as well as Texas Historical Commission staff, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and other partner agencies.


    Preservation Scholars Program Application Period Open December 10, 2021

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission seeks to build interest in historic preservation among students from underrepresented cultural and ethnic groups, engaging a wider range of communities and perspectives in the effort to preserve Texas history.The Preservation Scholars Program offers 10-week, paid, summer internships with the Texas Historical Commission (THC). The application period for summer 2022 internships is December 10 - March 20, 2022. Learn more and apply!

    Register for a virtual information session to learn more about the application process and program and to ask questions!

    Info sessions, held on Zoom, will provide details about the types of projects students will work on, networking opportunities, and overall learning experience students can expect. The application process is competitive and open to students with varied and nontraditional academic backgrounds. We encourage all interested applicants to register for one of the three information sessions to learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements.

    Prairie View A&M Information Session: January 26, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. 
    January 28, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.
    February 17, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.


    Upcoming Development Workshops

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission will lead a pre-conference workshop on February 2, 2022 at the Real Places 2022 Conference. This workshop - Developing the "Why?" - Your Case for Support and Writing Grant Proposals" will help attendees develop the skills needed to build a strong case statement for their organization or programs, and will guide them through the process of using the case statement for grants, communications, messaging, etc. 

    Developing the "Why?" - Your case for Support and Writing Grant Proposals
    February 2, 2022, 9:30AM - 3:30PM
    Real Places 2022 Conference
    To register, please visit the REAL PLACES 2022 CONFERENCE website.


    Friends of the Texas Historical Commission 25th Anniversary Celebration Events 

    We will be celebrating the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission's 25th anniversary throughout 2021 with a series of virtual and (potentially) in-person events, featuring food history discussions and demonstrations in partnership with state hiistoric sites, as well as some one-on-one time with authors and historians that we have the privilege of working with. We hope you will be able to join us for these events and help us celebrate 25 years of partnership with the Texas Historical Commission. 

    Upcoming Virtual Events:

    Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. CST
    Vegetarian Viands of the Early Victorian Era: A Lacto-Ovo Meal
    Platform: Zoom (Registrants will receive the link to the event via email closer to the event date)
    Cost: Free 

    The events are free, but registration is required. Register here.


    Please join us as the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission celebrates 25 years of our partnership with the Texas Historical Commission, preserving the "real places and real stories" of Texas' cultural heritage.

    When: April 6, 2022
    Where: Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin  Reception, dinner, and live auction!

    Tickets and sponsorships now available!

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