Texas History Program
Letter of Inquiry Deadline –

December 1, 2022 for the February 21, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting

TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM

Texas History Grant List

TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM

Grants Awarded for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022

African American Heritage Project, Inc.
Nacogdoches, TX
Support for a new roof for the 120 year old Clay House in the Zion Hill Historic District of Nacogdoches
$11,000.00

American University Correspondence of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore
Washington, DC
Support for continuing work on the Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore letters from the 1844-48 period partially funded with an earlier Summerlee grant
$15,000.00

Amor por Juarez
El Paso, TX
Support for “Walls Without Borders” educational mural program, with the goal to educate El Pasoans about the community’s history and relationship with migration and immigration as it contributed to the cultural and economic development of the city
$5,000.00

Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society – Two-Year Grant
Houston, TX
Support for creating an educational program about 19th Century Texas
$20,000.00

Austin County Museum Association
Bellville, TX
Support for installation of new HVAC and attic insulation in the building to better control the environment and protect the historical collections
$10,000.00

Big Bend Conservation Alliance
Alpine, TX
Support for erecting a protective fence and installing interpretive signage for a sacred site for the Lipan Apache Tribe located in Presidio, Texas
$10,000.00

Blackwell School Alliance
Marfa, TX
Support for the restoration and interpretation of the Blackwell School building, the former school where Mexican American students facing de facto segregation received their education for many years
$30,000.00

Bryan Museum
Galveston, TX
Support for collaboration with iWRITE Literacy Organizaton to publish I Am Texas,the compiled personal histories of 1000 students of Texas history
$25,000.00

buildingcommunity Workshop
Dallas, TX
Support for oral history project in the Love Field West Neighborhood, in partnership with the City of Dallas Department of Aviation
$10,000.00

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Friends Association, Inc.
Alto, TX
Support for the rebuilding of a traditional Caddo grass house
$20,000.00

CASETA-Center for the Advancement of Study of Early Texas Art
San Angelo, TX
Support for the annual scholarly conference of CASETA (the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art) to be held in Dallas in June 2022
$5,000.00

County of Leon
Centerville, TX
Support for restoring and replicating original windows on thie 1913 jail, designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
$17,583.50

Dallas County Heritage Society
Dallas, TX
Support for two African-American-related programs: The Slave Dwelling Project and the annual Juneteenth Celebration
$10,000.00

Dallas Holocaust Museum
Dallas, TX
Support to underwrite expenses for the June 2022 public program about the WWII Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas
$5,500.00

Deep Vellum Publishing, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Support for publishing five new nonfiction titles of Texas history
$10,000.00

Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center
Taylor, TX
Support for matching funds needed for the restoration of windows at the Dickey Museum and Multipurpose Center in Taylor
$15,000.00

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute
Waco, TX
Support for reinterpretation of the museum’s main gallery to reflect new stories and greater diversity of the bottling plant’s workers
$25,000.00

Fair Park First – Two-Year Grant
Dallas, TX
Support for the restoration of the 1936 Texas History Frieze, located on the Centennial Building in Fair Park
$250,000.00

Farmersville Historical Society
Famersville, TX
Support for repainting the Bain-Honaker Museum House, built in 1865
$5,000.00

Forney Historic Preservation League, Inc.
Forney, TX
Support for locating unmarked burials in Prairie View Cemetery, a historic African-American burial ground in Forney
$4,500.00

Fort Bend History Association
Richmond, TX
Support for the museum’s operating budget, still suffering from being closed to the public for part of its fiscal year
$5,000.00

Friends of Cibolo Wilderness
Boerne, TX
Support for the interior restoration of the historic Herff Farm Homestead
$5,000.00

Friends of the Pound House Foundation
Dripping Springs, TX
Support for mold remediation to be completed before repair and restoration
$10,000.00

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
Austin, TX
Support for completing an archeological master plan for the San Jacinto battleground site, including the newly acquired Almonte Surrender Site
$40,000.00

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
Austin, TX
Support for the design and launch of the first phase of the Real Texas History Mobile App
$155,000.00

Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas, TX
Support for creation of a new exhibit featuring selected Texas-based companies and aviators prominent in aviation history
$10,000.00

Gillespie County Historical Society, Inc.
Fredericksburg, TX
Support for bringing the museum’s artifact storage area up to accreditation standards of the American Alliance of Museums
$20,000.00

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
San Antonio, TX
Support for establishing a STEM Lab related to archaeological exploration of the Camp La Jita Girl Scout Camp
$20,000.00

Headwaters at the Comal
New Braunfels, TX
Support for developing an interpretive plan based on significant archaeological discoveries at the Headwaters at the Comal
$25,000.00

Hemisfair Conservancy
San Antonio, TX
Support for Hemisfair’s continuing restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures for current uses
$20,000.00

Heritage Guild of Collin County Texas
McKinney, TX
Support for structural and cosmetic repairs to the 1870 Dulaney Cottage and the 1916 Dulaney House in McKinney
$10,000.00

Historic Denton, Inc.
Denton, TX
Support for completing a Historical Resource Survey for the historical Black neighborhoods in South East Denton
$7,500.00

Houston Archeological Society
Houston, TX
Support for a geophysical survey to complete the technical analysis of the homesite of Samuel May Williams at San Felipe de Austin
$15,000.00

Institute for Diversity and Civic Life
Austin, TX
Support for “Gone to Texas: Exploring the Impact of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965,” an oral history collection, multimedia exhibit, and public engagement initiatives
$20,000.00

Invisible Histories
Birmingham, AL
Support for the February 2022 Queer History South Conference that will be held in Dallas
$5,000.00

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum
Dallas, TX
Support for needed repair and restoration of the Kathryn Joy Gilliam Museum, a significant African-American site in South Dallas
$28,167.57

Lake Jackson Historical Association
Lake Jackson, TX
Support for restoration of the Alden B. Dow Office Building, headquarters for the Dow Chemical plant city built as part of the U.S. industrial war effort of World War II.
$20,000.00

Lone Star Flight Museum
Houston, TX
Support for installing archival-quality shelving for the museum’s collections
$5,000.00

McWhiney History Education Group
Kerrville, TX
Support for the publishing of Embers of Empire: The Mexican War for Independence in Texas
$12,500.00

Midland Historical Society
Midland, TX
Funds to assist with renovation of the historic Brown-Dorsey house, an 1899 folk Victorian structure
$10,000.00

Museum of the American Railroad
Frisco, TX
Support for construction costs for new phase of museum construction
$25,000.00

Museum of the Stonewall Saloon
Saint Jo, TX
Support for air conditioner replacement in the museum’s building
$1,500.00

National Mounted Warfare Foundation
Copperas Cove, TX
Support for documenting life in the Killeen/Temple area before Fort Hood was established
$25,000.00

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
Fort Worth, TX
Support for teaching students the history of the multicultural people who helped to settle Texas and the western United States
$7,500.00

Parks for Downtown Dallas – Two-Year Grant
Dallas, TX
Support for restoring the facade of 312 South Harwood, a historically significant building located in the Harwood Historic District of Downtown Dallas
$300,000.00

Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX
Support for conducting archaeological work as a precursor to establishing an outdoor history museum and memorial park at the Wyatt Chapel Community Cemetery, a former cemetery for enslaved people
$19,941.00

Preservation Austin
Austin, TX
Support for restoration of the McFarland House, a National Register house and future office for Preservation Austin
$25,000.00

Preservation Dallas
Dallas, TX
Support for the creation of a National Register Historic District for Deep Ellum in Dallas
$26,000.00

Preservation Dallas
Dallas, TX
Support for the 23rd Annual Dallas History Conference and the Legacies Journal
$5,000.00

Preservation Texas, Inc.
San Marcos, TX
Support for stabilizing a rare, original two-story frame African-American fraternal lodge in the Dabney Hill Freedom Colony in Snook, Texas
$10,000.00

Presidio de San Saba Restoration Corporation
Menard, TX
Support for stone repair needed because of Winter Storm of February 2021 damage
$10,000.00

River Pierce Foundation
San Ygnacio, TX
Support for needed matching funds to prepare a preservation master plan for the Manuel Sanchez House
$15,000.00

Salado Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
Salado, TX
Support for providing an interactive presentation about life on the Chisholm Trail for 4th and 7th grade students in Salado
$1,500.00

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Support for digitizing the collections and create metadata in order to create a user-friendly, searchable website and increase research accessibility to Sam Houston documents and material culture
$15,000.00

Shoal Creek Conservancy
Austin, TX
Support for the development of a self-guided audio walking tour of Shoal Creek’s cultural and natural history
$10,000.00

Shumla School, Inc. – Two-Year Grant
Dallas, TX
Support for the Hearthstone Project, designed to reveal the mysteries of when, how and why the murals that Shumla has been systematically researching and documenting were produced
$91,750.00

Starr County Historical Foundation, Inc.
Rio Grande City, TX
Support for an upgraded fire sprinkler system and repairs to second floor balconies for this non-profit administered, working historic hotel
$10,000.00

Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX
Support for testing the prehistoric stone tubular pipes of South Texas for tobacco in order to further understand the diffusion of tobacco across America in prehistoric times
$7,500.00

Texas Association of Museums
Austin, TX
Support for creating a K-12 Virtual Digital Learning Pilot Program in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission
$25,000.00

The Texas Center at Schreiner University
Kerrville, TX
Support for publishing E Pluribus, Texas, a K-16 approach to teaching Texas history
$10,000.00

Texas State Historical Association
Austin, TX
Support for continuing the expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth version of the Handbook of Texas
$50,000.00

Texas State History Museum Foundation
Austin, TX
Support for a Texas Statewide Archival Research Fellowship program
$10,000.00

Tom Lea Institute
El Paso, TX
Support for creating and implementing of the Tom Lea Trail app, which will introduce and educate travelers to Tom Lea’s art and history around Texas
$22,500.00

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation
McAllen, TX
Support for reworking their successful Ancient Landscapes project to make it bi-lingual
$19,830.00

Victoria College Foundation
Victoria, TX
Support for matching funds for an National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to expand the Museum of the Coastal Bend
$20,000.00

University of Texas at Austin School Voces Oral History Center
Austin, TX
Support for developing the fundamental work of meta-tagging the Voces Oral history Center’s photo archive high value photographs from World War to present
$24,730.00

Waterloo Greenway Conservancy
Austin, TX
Support for implementation of self-guided history tours in the new Waterloo Park in downtown Austin
$15,000.00

The West of the Pecos Museum
Pecos, TX
Support for updating and creating a new website, logo, and brochure in English and Spanish
$10,000.00

Williamson County Historical Museum Inc.
Georgetown, TX
Support for a documentary film that will tell the story of the Gault site, one of the most important archeological sites in the Western Hemisphere
$50,000.00

Witte Museum
San Antonio, TX
Support for archival work in preparation for the Witte Museum’s 100 year anniversary exhibition and publication
$5,000.00

Grand Totals $1,814,502.07

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