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Texas History Grant List

TEXAS HISTORY GRANTS

For Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018

Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Fredericksburg, TX
Funding for the renovation of the interior floor plan and exhibits in the 19th century Nimitz Steamboat
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Aransas County ISD Education
Rockport, TX
Funding for partially restoring the exterior of the Rockport School, heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Armstrong County Museum, Inc.
Claude, TX
Funds to support continued preservation of the Charles Goodnight House.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Bell County Museum Association
Belton, TX
Funding for hiring a consultant to overhaul the museum’s county history exhibit, focusing on creating a more accurate, inclusive and engaging narrative.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Funds to help digitize and preserve the work of this 40 year old culturally rich Dallas-based arts institution.
Grant Amount: $15,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex-Student Association
Taylor, TX
Support to be used as matching funds for the restoration of the Dickey Museum and Multipurpose Center in Taylor, Texas.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Blackwell School Alliance
Marfa, TX
Matching funds to pay for the development of a historic structure report for the historic school house that served as the segregated elementary school for the Hispanic population of Marfa, 1889-1965.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Inc.
Cuero, TX
Funding to support the restoration of Cuero’s English-German School, constructed in 1879. The structure will be used as an extension of educational facilities for the museum.
Grant Amount: $7,500
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

City of El Paso Department of Museums and Cultural Affairs
El Paso, TX
Conservation funds to preserve three significant saddles in the museum’s collections.
Grant Amount: $4,773
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

City of Nacogdoches Baptist Church
Nacogdoches, TX
Funds to help restore the historic 1914 Zion Hill which will be restored and opened as a museum depicting African-American history in East Texas.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Conservation History Association of Texas
Austin, TX
Funding to videotape oral history interviews with leading Texas conservationists, followed by transcription, video editing, rich media synching, and archiving.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Dallas County Heritage Society
Dallas, TX
Support for the publication of Legacies: A History journal for Dallas and North Central Texas.
Grant Amount: $3,500
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute Manufacturing and Bottling Company
Waco, TX
Funding for restoration of the historic Artesian building, one of the museum’s historic properties.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historical Trail
Austin, TX
Funding for the second phase of their San Antonio Founding Initiative Project (SAFI)
Grant Amount: $15,000
Grant Date: 5/16/2018

Falls on the Colorado Museum
Marble Falls, TX
Funding towards the reconstruction of a prehistoric bison skeleton discovered in Rocky Creek, Burnet County, in 2014.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Friends of Cibolo Wilderness
Boerne, TX
Funding to help fund exterior rehabilitation work for the Herff-Rozelle Farm home.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Friends of the Commerce Public Library
Commerce, TX
Funds to assist with restoration of the Commerce Public Library, housed in a recorded Texas Historic Landmark building built as a post office in 1918.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Support to digitize and transcribe over 300 different oral history interviews recorded by DPL staff over the past 50 years.
Grant Amount: $12,160
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
Austin, TX
Matching grant in order to fund the Texas Historical Commission’s World War I Legacy Project.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Galveston Historical Foundation Inc.
Galveston, TX
Funding for digital scanning and transcription of the Galveston City Company records.
Grant Amount: $15,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Grace Museum
Abilene, TX
Funds to renovate a space adjacent to the main history gallery from a re-created boot shop to a space to feature new history exhibitions.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Houston History Alliance
Houston, TX
Funds to support a multi-day collection of collaboratively-built programming in the Fall of 2018 exploring the stories of extraordinary Houston women.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts
Round Top, TX
Funds towards the construction of a new space that will provide 1260 square feet of stack space for the storage of Round Top’s special collections library, the Bybee Research Library.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Lamar University Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast
Beaumont, TX
Funds to establish a book prize for the best book in a calendar year related to the history and culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.
Grant Amount: $6,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Land Heritage Institute
San Antonio, TX
Funding to restore front porch and roof support for Presnall-Watson House, the centerpiece of the National Register listed Presnall-Watson Homestead Historic District.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX
Funding to support continued broadcast of Lonn Taylor’s “Rambling Boy” program on Marfa Public Radio.
Grant Amount: $7,500
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Montalvo House
Brackettville, TX
Funding for restoration of the exterior walls of the Montalvo House, in Brackettville.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

National Trust for Historic Preservation, Houston Field Office
Houston, TX
Funding to develop a preservation-focused plan for the Rio Vista Farm Historic District, which has been designated as a National Treasure by the Trust.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

National Western Art Foundation
San Antonio, TX
Funds for Destino San Antonio, an exhibition with education programs exploring the image, identity, and culture of San Antonio and Bexar County over 300 years.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Old Jail Art Center
Albany, TX
Funding for technology needs related an oral history project preserving the history of Albany and surrounding region of central West Texas.
Grant Amount: $12,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Old Town Keller Foundation
Keller, TX
Funds to reprint the book: “Wild Rose: A Folk History of a Cross Timbers Settlement—Keller, by Joyce Gibson Roach.
Grant Amount: $16,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy
Houston, TX
Funds to complete writing of double biography of Texas Governor E.M. Pease and Lucadia Niles
Grant Amount: $2,500
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Shankleville Historical Society
Dallas, TX
Support for
the 5th Annual Texas Purple Hull Pea Inc. Festival located at a Texas Freedom Colony in Southeast Texas.
Grant Amount: $5,500
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

St. Joseph’s Indian School
Chamberlain, SD
Support for the maintenance of the student dormitory.
Grant Amount: $15,000
Grant Date: 5/16/2018

Texana Bryan Foundation
Support for its New Writers and Historians Project, a Texas history, critical thinking, and creative writing program for 4th and 7th graders.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University Press
College Station, TX
Support to publish the book, “Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus,” by Daniel J. Gelo and Christopher J. Wickham.
Grant Amount: $3,500
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Texas Center for African American Living History
Houston, TX
Funding for RESURRECTION, a traveling exhibit and workshop that will teach African-American church members how to collect, save, preserve, and resurrect the material culture of their families.
Grant Amount: $8,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.
Austin, TX
Funding to create educational materials for 80-100 owners of vacant or infrequently used dance halls to help stabilize, weatherize, and secure their buildings from damage and vandalism until a productive use or new owner can be found.
Grant Amount: $7,880
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Texas General Land Office
Austin, TX
Funds for the GLO’s “I Saved Texas History” map conservation campaign to be held in May 2018.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX
Funding for a Summer Workshop on African-American Texas History (SWATH) for K-16 teachers, July 12-14, 2018
Grant Amount: $5,875
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Texas State Historical Association
Austin, TX
2018 Ron Tyler Award for best illustrated books on Texas history or culture published in 2017.
Grant Amount: $2,500
Grant Date: 5/16/2018

Texas State Historical Association
Austin, TX
Assistance in the production and publication of the “Handbook of Texas Women.”
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Texas State University Development Foundation
San Marcos, TX
Funding to help Texas State’s Alkek Library expand available space for the Wittliff Collections.
Grant Amount: $20,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

Tom Lea Institute
El Paso, TX
Funding to publish an illustrated work focused on Tom Lea’s “Pass of the North” mural.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation
Fort Worth, TX
Funding for Phase II of a 20-year effort to use DNA analysis to identify the remains of six individuals who were part of the LaSalle expedition.
Grant Amount: $15,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

University of Texas at Austin Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Austin, TX
Funding for a new initiative for the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) that will increase public access to Texas history by showcasing the collections of small institutions.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Date: 3/21/2018

West Texas A&M University Foundation
Canyon, TX
Funds to support internships for two students for one semester.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 1/17/2018

Witte Museum
San Antonio, TX
Support for a scholarly speakers conference to complement its Tricentennial exhibit.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Grant Date: 9/20/2017

Grand Totals $410,188