There will be plenty to do at the symposium:
- Survey downtown Austin with a real-life survey team
- Learn tips to research your family tree
- Visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
- Tour the Texas General Land Office Archives - See original signatures of Stephen F. Austin and other Texas heroes
- Make handcrafted paper from old fashioned materials
- Print your own map on an antique iron hand printing press
Guest speakers will include Texas State Historian Dr. Light Cummins, former Texas State Historian Dr. Frank de la Teja, and Dr. Felix D. Almaraz. Click here to read more about the Save Texas History Symposium.
The Texas General Land Office Archives was created after the Texas Revolution when Sam Houston directed the first land commissioner, John P. Borden, to collect all available land records defining the new Republic. These valuable documents, now housed in temperature- and access-controlled vaults, are used daily by genealogists, historians, archeologists, surveyors and anyone interested in Texas history. For more information about the Texas General Land Office Archives go to http://www.glo.state.tx.us/archives/archives.html . For more information about what you can do to help save Texas history, go to http://www.glo.state.tx.us/OC/savetxhist/index.html .