The Texas Historical Commission is hosting several free training seminars in various formats:


Historical Marker Workshops and Training In-person Workshops (is only one of the many offered)

Would you like to learn to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for your community? THC's free workshops and webinars provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample historical marker application and sample narrative.

The presentations encourage consideration of the elements which comprise successful marker applications. Topics include 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 (CHCs) in the application process.  To sign up for a marker workshop, please contact the History Programs Division at 512-463-5853 or history@thc.texas.gov. 

Upcoming Workshops

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Wood County Workshop, Mineola Civic Center, Dogwood Room, 1150 N. Newson St., Mineola

Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Atascosa County Workshop, County Annex, 25 5th St., Leming

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Harrison County Workshop, Marshall Visual Arts Center, 208 E. Burleson St., Marshall

August 2017 - Jasper County Workshop (Date and location TBD)

Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Tom Green County Workshop, Fort Concho, San Angelo

Online Training

Can't make it to one of the workshops? No problem! We offer a variety of online training opportunities that you can view from your home or desk.

Webinars

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 2 pm - 3:30 pm (Narrative history fundamentals) - Register here

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Marker application fundamentals) - Register here

August 2017 (TBD) (Role of a Marker Chair) - Registration coming in June

Markers and Heritage Tourism (listen to the recording)

Training Videos

Each of the training videos below offer useful tips and information about historical markers in Texas. They are short in length (5-15 minutes) and cover specific topics at various stages in the marker application process. Each video is in PowerPoint and has narration. Open the file on your computer and start the slideshow. (Links to the training videos can be found on the THC website)

1) Introduction to Official Texas Historical Markers
2) How to fill out the marker application

Our local Freestone County Historical Commission meets quarterly.  They are part of the Texas Historical Commission.


Brad Pullin is the president.  He can be reached by


You may also call him and leave a message :  903-644-5733

Freestone County Historical Commission

FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM