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Fall Grants Roundup

THF and Doss Heritage & Culture Center members attend the 2023 Pioneer Festival.

The Texas Energy Museum in Beaumont was awarded a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation in support of their effort to update collections and archive management for the East Texas museum. The Museum provides a comprehensive look at the way that energy has shaped culture, history, and science in the state and beyond. A presentation of the grant was hosted by THF Board Member Ciara Franz and took place September 12 on site at the Texas Energy Museum. For more about the Texas Energy Museum, visit their website

Doss Heritage & Culture Center in Weatherford hosted a presentation of their Summer 2023 THF grant at their 2023 Pioneer Festival on October 6. The annual festival takes place on the grounds of the Heritage & Culture Center, featuring live music and educational exhibits with access to Pioneer Cabin Park, a collection of historic log cabins that have been relocated for preservation on the Doss campus. The grant supported educational exhibits and demonstrations for festival attendees of this year’s festival. Click here to see more events and exhibits hosted by the Doss Heritage & Culture Center.  

Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center in Comstock hosted a presentation of their recent THF Grant at their facility in Comstock, Texas. Global leaders in rock art research and education, Shumla received a grant for the purchase of equipment to continue their documentation of the cave-sites of Southwest Texas’ Lower Pecos Valley. 

Using their groundbreaking method for rock art documentation, Shumla is able to capture in incredible depth the region’s cave paintings, recording them for future research through a combination of mapping, mural photography, sample analysis, and 3-D modeling. Their work contributed to the recent designation of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands as a recognized Archaeological District. To learn more about Shumla and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archaeological District, please visit their website

Click here for more Texas Historical Foundation grant news or for more information about our grants program.