TXGLOs Harkins to speak on Save Texas History Program
Save Texas History

The Museum of the Coastal Bend’s John W. Stormont Lecture Series will resume with James Harkins speaking on the Texas General Land Office’s Save Texas History Program at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Admission for the event, which will be held at the Museum of the Coastal Bend, is pay-what-you-want.

The Save Texas History Program preserves and promotes the historic documents and maps of the General Land Office Archives and serves as a resource for teaching and digitizing Texas history.

“The Texas General Land Office is home to millions of documents and maps, some dating as early as 1561, that are relevant for all Texans," said Harkins, who serves as director of public services, archives and records for the Texas General Land Office.

"The records of the land office trace every square inch of Texas, and there are many interesting stories that can be found within our archive. Perhaps most interesting, is that all of these records represent an inherent interest in securing a piece of Texas. I hope that people who attend this presentation at the Museum of the Coastal Bend will walk away with a new appreciation for the General Land Office Archives, and have a newfound knowledge of how to access these records, as well as learn how they can get involved to save Texas history for future generations.”

For more information on this event and others at the Museum of the Coastal Bend, contact Sue Prudhomme at (361) 582-2436 or Sue.Prudhomme@VictoriaCollege.edu.

 

Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016
 

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