Thursday, July 04, 2013

Learning Texas History / Saluting Volunteers

Top 12 in the Texas History Poster Contest
On this Independence Day, we salute volunteers and students of our help us understand our past and our future! 
We recently attended a meeting of the Pecos Mountain County Historical Commissions in Marfa, and learned about Fort Stockton Middle School's Texas History Poster Contest.  A project of the Pecos County Historical Commission, the 7th grade students learned from Commission members about local history, including a guided tour of Hovey School.  Though the students live in our neighboring Texas Pecos Trail Region, we thought it would be fun to share some of their work with you.

This contest is but one of the many projects undertaken by County Historical Commission volunteers across the state, who work hard to preserve our history and share it with all Texans.  Interested in learning more about County Historical Commissions?  (Click here.)  The Texas Historical Commission has an outreach program for County Historical Commissions...learn more about it here.  

In our own Texas Mountain Trail region we have several very active and award-winning County Historical Commissions.  Once again, in 2012 Brewster County, Jeff Davis County and El Paso County were recognized by the THC with their Distinguished Service Awards "to honor their concerted efforts to manage preservation programs that educate citizens and generate interest in the history and character of Texas."  THANK YOU!
Poster on Mirabeau Lamar by
Fort Stockton 7th grader, Emeley Marquez
Historic Hovey School, now on the grounds of
Historic Fort Stockton in our neighboring
Texas Pecos Trail Region
Nancy Hayter and Sixie Davis PCHC members discussed
education received at the Hovey School
and the use of the building as a community
center after the school at Hovey was closed
Sam Houston poster by David Arroyo

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