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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Markers and Heritage Tourism (listen to the recording)
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 on the 1st Tuesday of that quarter. 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
Newest Freestone County Marker:
The Dogan Alumni Association celebrated their Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony in recognition of Dogan High School on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Dogan Campus in Fairfield, Texas.
The Dogan campus was awarded a subject matter marker by the Texas Historical Commission in July 2016. The marker was installed on April 3, 2017.
Freestone County Historical Commission
NEXT MEETING: April 2 at 7:00 pm
Special Guest Speaker: Betty Olgesbee, San Augustine, TX
FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM