Introduction to Official Texas Historical Markers

Report
OFFICIAL TEXAS HISTORICAL
MARKERS
Marker History
Marker Types
• Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
(RTHL) Markers
*buildings and structures only*
Marker Types
• Historic Texas Cemetery
(HTC) Markers
*HTC designation is a prerequisite*
Marker Types
• Subject Markers
Regular Marker Program
• THC accepts marker applications once a
year (fall)
• Application requirements:
• Application
• Property owner consent & signature
• Proof of ownership (must match consent)
• 5-page narrative history w/citations
• RTHL supplemental information
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-andprograms/state-historical-markers/apply-historical-marker
Undertold/Marker Application Funds Program
• Intended to address historical or
geographical gaps in marker program
• Applications accepted May 1 – June 15
• Funded topics receive a FREE 27” x 42”
marker or the equivalent in historical
research
• Check the THC website marker page:
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projectsand-programs/state-historical-markers
Undertold examples
Sabine Farms, Harrison County (2008)
Juan Seguin School, Guadalupe County (2010)
St. Paul United Methodist Church (RTHL), Dallas County (2013)
Replacements and supplemental plaques
Replacement Markers
• Updated narrative may be required
• Current marker policies apply
• Applications accepted all year
Supplemental plaques
• Applications accepted all year
• Include suggested wording on
application
Historical Marker webpage
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers
Historic Sites Atlas
Search by:
• Keyword
• County
• Address
•Designation
• Site Name
THC Social Media
Visit the THC blog:
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/blog
“Like” THC on Facebook:
Texas Historical Commission
Follow THC on Twitter:
@TxHistComm
THC Marker Staff
Bob Brinkman
Sarah McCleskey
Coordinator
512/463-8769
Historian
512/463-4149
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ana Clark
Program Specialist
512/463-6063
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.thc.state.tx.us

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