TxFCP Newsletter: May 2022

2022-05-13T18:13:22+00:00May 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

    In this issue: St. John Colony (Caldwell County), Aya Symposium, Juneteenth, Adopt-A-County Volunteer Workshop, TxFCP at NMAAHC, Ongoing Conversation about the Future of the Project, and more! Freedom Colony Feature St. John Colony (Caldwell County) In the early 1870s, fourteen families purchased about 2,200 acres of land to establish a safe community [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: April 2022

2022-04-13T16:29:51+00:00April 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

    In this issue: Water’s Bluff, Invitation to a TxFCP Virtual Open House on April 19, Aya Symposium, student and volunteer work in Burleson County, educational opportunities, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Water’s Bluff (Smith County) Water’s Bluff in northeastern Smith County is about a mile south of the Sabine River near Winona. [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: March 2022

2022-03-28T18:14:42+00:00March 28, 2022|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: A new chapter for TxFCP, events and opportunities around Texas, freedom colonies in the news, and more! Letter from the Founder and Director National Trust for Historic Preservation cemetery evaluation tool testing in Shankleville at the Odom Homestead, August 2021. Pictured: Descendant Lareatha Clay (left) and Dr. Andrea Roberts (right). [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: February 2022

2022-02-21T22:55:02+00:00February 21, 2022|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Pleasant Hill (Colorado County), TxFCP News, grants announcements and updates, upcoming events, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Pleasant Hill (Colorado County) This month we’re featuring a new addition to the Atlas, and asking for your help! Do you know more about Pleasant Hill, also known as Harvey’s Creek or Pleasant [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: December 2021

2021-12-22T16:03:53+00:00December 22, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: A letter from Dr. Andrea Roberts, Texas Rural African American Heritage Grant, Dabney Hill featured in TCLF Landslide 2021, Real Places Conference 2022, and more! Letter from the Founder and Director National Trust for Historic Preservation cemetery evaluation tool testing in Shankleville at the Odom Homestead, August 2021. Pictured: Descendant [...]

New Video: National Register of Historic Places – Listing and Eligibility

2021-12-09T20:25:11+00:00December 9, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

Are you thinking about applying for the Texas Rural African American Heritage Grant and want to know more about National Register of Historic Places eligibility and listing? This video introduces NRHP as it relates to the grant. Check it out! https://youtu.be/m79FF1zxpPg What is the National Register of Historic Places? To support applicants to [...]

Preservation Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant

2022-01-04T20:34:35+00:00December 8, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

Please Note: The information below was duplicated from the Preservation Texas website. Preservation Texas is the administrator of this grant. Please check their website for the most official, up-to-date information about this grant opportunity. Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant – Preliminary Applications Due January 7, 2022 Preservation Texas is pleased to announce that we [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: November 2021

2021-11-22T20:30:49+00:00November 22, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

    In this issue: Oral History Resources, Cherokee County, Event at the Bullock Museum, TxFCP Program Updates, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colonies Feature: Cherokee County Cherokee County, in East Texas, has 19 located freedom colonies and seven that are not located or need more research. Cherokee County illustrates how much we [...]

October 30, 2021: “Reclaiming Our Stories: Preserving Texas’ African American Placemaking History” at the Bullock Texas State History Museum

2021-10-21T20:50:54+00:00October 21, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories|

"Reclaiming Our Stories: Preserving Texas' African American Placemaking History" At the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 October 30, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm Join us for a conversation and workshop on local and statewide African American placemaking heritage. RSVP. Event Details Formerly enslaved people founded hundreds of historic Black [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: October 2021

2021-10-15T21:11:16+00:00October 15, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Pilot Knob (Travis County), upcoming event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum October 30, new preservation resources, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Pilot Knob (Travis County) Pilot Knob in southern Travis County is located near a hill of the same name that is the eroded cone [...]

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