Nacogdoches, Texas- Citizens in Nacogdoches will join thousands of individuals around the country as part of a nationwide celebration of 2016 National Preservation Month in May 2016. “This Place Matters” is the theme of the month-long celebration, which is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS!
Slocum, Texas- On Saturday, January 16, 2016, a historical marker commemorating the Slocum Massacre and listing the names of its officially acknowledged victims will be unveiled in southeastern Anderson County. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER IN TEXAS ACKNOWLEDGING RACIAL VIOLENCE AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS. The unveiling will take place on MLK Day weekend, just two weeks shy of the one-year anniversary of the marker’s landmark approval by the Texas Historical Commission. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Slocum ISD cafeteria auditorium at 1:00 pm and Dr. Malachi Crawford, Assistant Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Houston, will be the keynote speaker.
Galveston Island, Texas– Each year, Galveston Historical Foundation asks the public for nominations to the “Heritage at Risk” list of historic sites and properties in Galveston County. Houses on the list are at risk of being lost due to damage, neglect or proposed development. The Heritage at Risk List is not limited to buildings, but also includes landscapes, sites, objects, and monuments that compose the cultural landscape of Galveston County.
Palestine, Texas- Local community leaders, business owners, and government officials gathered at Braly Builders Supply on Thursday, August 27, where they celebrated the presentation of the Texas Treasure Business Award with the Braly family.
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