Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex-Student Association

A THF SUPPORTED PROJECT

Projects

The backbone of THF’s mission is its grant program. Foundation gifts support diverse projects in wide-ranging geographic regions, cultures, and areas of interest. Learn about those efforts on the map below or in the section highlighting project undertakings.

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Fort Martin Scott Friends

Fredericksburg | 2016

http://www.ftmartinscott.org/fort-martin-scott-friends.html

THF provided a grant to Fort Martin Scott Friends for the reconstruction of the blacksmith shop at Fort Martin Scott, a National Register site, that will house an exhibit space for living history demonstrations.

French Legation Museum

Austin | 2004

frenchlegationmuseum.org

Monies to purchase computer equipment and software to publish brochures and other promotional materials that will help educate and promote the facility to the general public.

Friends of Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Alto | 2016

http://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/caddo-mounds-state-historic-site

A THF gift was awarded to support a film that will document the construction of a traditional Caddo “bee hive” grass home on the park grounds.

Friends of Casa Navarro State Historic Site

San Antonio | 2014

www.thc.state.tx.us

THF funds will be applied to complete and install a cenotaph honoring the accomplishments of José Antonio Navarro, which will be placed in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

Friends of Casa Navarro State Historic Site

San Antonio | 2010

www.thc.state.tx.us

Funding for the development and printing of educational materials related to the Navarro: The Opera, a production targeted towards a school-age audience and based on Marj Gurasich’s book, Benito and the White Dove: A Story of José Navarro.

Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas

Austin | 2015

www.texaslibraryfriends.org

A grant to help build an endowment to fund the specialty needs of the preservation lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, specifically to cover conservation supplies and equipment.

Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas

Austin | 2015

www.texaslibraryfriends.org

A grant to help build an endowment to fund the specialty needs of the preservation lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, specifically to cover conservation supplies and equipment.

Friends of the Ballinger Indian Statue

Ballinger | 2011

Grant money applied to costs associated with casting and installing a replica of the Friend of the Indian Statue. The original “Friend” was one of many statues created to advertise Wirt-Franklin gas stations in the 1930s in Texas and Oklahoma.

Friends of the Center for Big Bend Studies – Sul Ross University

Alpine | 2015

cbbs.sulross.edu

Grant assistance for continued excavation at the Genevieve Lykes Duncan site, where previous work at the location has confirmed evidence of Late Paleoindian. THF funding will support costs for personnel, travel, supplies, equipment, professional fees, and data analysis.

Friends of the Depot

Giddings | 2008

Money for a tin stamped ceiling inside of a historic railroad depot that will be used as a tourist center and rest stop.

Friends of the Fulton Mansion

Rockport | 2013

www.thc.state.tx.us

Funding for preservation and restoration of the Fulton Mansion, circa 1874, which was once the home of George and Harriet Fulton, who founded a ranching and meatpacking empire, and is now a State Historic Site.

Friends of the History Center for Aransas County

Fulton | 2015

www.aransashistorycenter.org

Funds awarded for the purchase of curation equipment and archival supplies for the organization’s new Collections and Curation Center. The materials will help protect the vast collection of historic materials used in the History Center’s quarterly exhibits.

Friends of the History Center for Aransas County

Fulton | 2013

www.aransashistorycenter.org

THF funds assisted with the publication of Aransas County in Postcards, a book on that area’s history as reflected in vintage postcards.

Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail

Llano | 2012

www.redtopjail.com

The organization received a grant to stabilize the foundation of the city’s 1895 jail, which was used until 1982. This project will allow for future restoration of the interior and exterior of the historic building.

Friends of the Orange Depot

Orange | 2015

the.orangetxdepot.org

Grant assistance given for a project to restore the 1910 Victorian-era Southern Pacific railway station into a multi-purpose educational and community space.

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

Austin | 2013

www.thcfriends.org

The grant award for a project to place a Texas Civil War Monument in recognition of the Battle of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico in March 1862.

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

Austin | 2010

www.thcfriends.org

THF funds applied to expenses associated with the archeological investigation, excavation, and artifact conservation at the Bernardo Plantation in Waller County, considered the first antebellum-style plantation in the state.

Frontera Audubon Society

Weslaco | 2013

fronteraaudubon.org

Grant funds for costs associated with cleaning and repairing of the exterior stucco on the 1927 Skaggs House. The Spanish Mediterranean-style home was donated to the organization in 1992 and was designated as a Texas Historical Landmark two years later.

Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston | 2014

www.galvestonhistory.org

Grant given for the printing and publication of How to Build a City, The Story of the Galveston City Corporation, using archival documents held by Stewart Title company.

Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston | 2012

www.galvestonhistory.org

The Foundation’s award applied to the restoration of the two winged-lion statues at the entrance to Bishop’s Palace, one of the city’s best known buildings. The structure was built in the late 1800s.

Gillespie County Historical Society

Fredericksburg | 2005

www.pioneermuseum.net

Funds provided will be used to digitize archival photographs and other historical images for placement on the group’s website.

Gonzales County Historical Commission

Cost | 2016

http://www.gonzaleschc.org/

A grant was given for a project to install ten educational panels near the restored First Shot Monument in Cost.

Gonzales Memorial Museum

Gonzales | 2010

gonzalesmemorialmuseum.com

Grant monies used for costs associated with the restoration of two James Buchanan “Buck” Winn murals on the centennial museum’s interior west walls.

Grady McWhiney Research Foundation

Abilene | 2007

For costs associated with the forthcoming publication of a book entitled, The Illustrated Alamo 1836: A Photographic Journey.

Hall-Rialto Preservation Association

Beeville | 2008

Monies used for Phase 3 renovations of the historic Rialto Theater.

HandsOn Texarkana

Texarkana | 2014

www.handsontexarkana.org

Conditional award for repair and restoration of the elevator in the 1929 Collins Building, which houses the organization’s headquarters.

Harrison County Historical Museum

Marshall | 2014

harrisoncountymuseum.org

Funding support will go towards conservation work and protective framing for the 1861 Civil War Battle Flag of the Sterling B. Hendricks Company.

Historic Fort Worth, Inc.

Fort Worth | 2015

www.historicfortworth.org

Grant funds will be used to complete a historic resources survey of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Register District. THF funds match a National Trust for Historic Preservation grant and will be directed towards the cost of professional fees to complete that report.

Historic Waco Foundation

Waco | 2012

www.historicwaco.org

THF grant supported a project to create six Traveling Trunks focused on area history that will be made available, without charge, to local educators.

Historic Wellington, Inc.

Wellington | 2011

THF funding support directed towards the restoration efforts of the Ball Service Station, thought to be one of the few remaining intact early-day gas stations in the Panhandle.