House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/23/2016

2016 THC Historical Marker Webinars

(Austin, TX) - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is hosting free webinars that provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals. State Representative James White highly encourages county historical commissions and other interested stakeholders to participate in the online webinars.

During the presentation, participants will walk through a sample historical marker application and sample narrative. The process will aid in helping to comprise successful marker applications. Other topics participants will benefit from are historical significance and integrity, conducting research, primary vs. secondary sources, research tools, writing the narrative, and the roles of the THC and county historical commissions (CHC's) in the application process.

Webinar Dates
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. - WEBINAR (Narrative history fundamentals) (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5654920617682293506)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. - WEBINAR (Marker application fundamentals) (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4163124131836803586)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. - WEBINAR (Markers and Heritage Tourism) (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7474260517930769410)

"Southeast Texans understand the importance of highlighting and preserving the rich history of our cities and counties. It is humbling to represent the counties of Jasper, Newton, Hardin, Polk and Tyler that each are home to notable Texas landmarks and historical figures," said Rep. White.

More information on historical markers can be found on the THC website at: http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers.

If you have any questions, please contact State Representative James White's office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.