O’Connor to receive honor from the Texas Historical Commission
The Museum of the Coastal Bend is pleased to announce the selection of its nominee, Louise O’Connor, to receive the Historic Texas Lands Plaque. Presented by the Texas Historical Commission, the Historic Texas Lands Plaque is awarded to recognize private landowners who have made a contribution to the preservation of Texas history and prehistory.

Jeff Durst, regional archeologist for the Texas Historical Commission, will present the award to O’Connor on Friday, March 23 at 1 p.m. during the Museum of the Coastal Bend’s Archeology Fair. This event is open to the public and will include a reception.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend nominated O’Connor for allowing substantial and significant archeological research on her property and for allowing artifacts found there to be curated at MCB. These research efforts have contributed significantly to the body of knowledge regarding Texas’ past. 

Immediately following the award presentation, Durst will discuss information about landowner rights in Texas. Durst has been actively employed in archeology for the past 18 years, most recently with the Texas Historical Commission as regional archeologist and project reviewer for south Texas. He served as the assistant project director and then project director of the THC's Fort St. Louis Archeological Project. His presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Museum of the Coastal Bend’s Archeology Fair, call 361-582-2511 or visit the museum’s website, www.MuseumoftheCoastalBend.org.

 

 

posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Katy Long

Published: Thursday, 23 February 2012
 

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