In addition, many of our attractions are offering online and digital learning opportunities while they are closed during this time. Partner learning portals can be found on the websites of some of the state’s most popular history and culture museums.
- Frontier Texas Follow Echo, Frontier Texas watch dog and now the social media manager while the museum is closed. Echo will show you all of the things he loves about the museum. Facebook and Instagram
- Abilene CVB Visit their website to find a listing of restaurants for great takeout as well as a link to attractions throughout Abilene, such as the zoo that has a weekly educational tour. Additional information out of Abilene
- Fort Belknap Jim Hammond, director at Fort Belknap is going live on facebook a few times a week to give insite of the museum that is coming together nicely as well as visiting with Grant Ingram, manager of the Graham CVB about the history of Fort Belknap.
- Graham Chamber of Commerce Join Graham as they spot light local businesses and do live interviews.
- Fort Concho Facebook is where it is at for a look inside Fort Concho. Videos of the mules Barney, Betty and Mack, Educational aspects are added to their page as well, build a fort, do a crossword puzzle and see new collections being added to the fort.
- San Angelo Discover San Angelo facebook is a great source to see all things San Angelo with videos, picutres of San Angelo State Park, as well as music and art throughout their community.
- Stephenville We miss y'all video is one of the many things you need to check out on Stephenville's Tourisim and Visitor's Bureau Facebook page. See a picture of Moo-La getting her face mask as well as educational posts for the young ones or the young at heart.
- Buffalo Soldiers Program Texas Parks and Wildlife. Join Pvt. Mack on Facebook Live as he rides through history with you on a new digital trail. Learn how the Buffalo Soldiers received their storied name and what life was like on the frontier for these men. Pvt. Mack will also talk about the USCT who paved the way for the famed Buffalo Soldiers.
Authentic Texas Read about our Region from the comfort of your home. WASP Dorothy Ann Smith Lucas is the Spring/Summer addition Authentic Person.
Travel Host View the Visitor and Museum edition featuring the Forts, Pecos and Plains Trail region and plan for your future adventure!
In light of the many students and families now working and learning from home, the Texas Historical Commission launched a comprehensive online learning portal, “Texas History at Home.” www.thc.texas.gov/historyathome
Resources for students and families
• Learning Resources webpage. A repository of lesson plans and activities for students focused on our state historic sites and topics such as archeology, cemeteries, historical markers, and military history.
• Texas Historical Commission YouTube Channel. Featuring scores of educational videos for more in-depth looks at the real stories behind Texas history. Learn about the Vaqueros of South Texas, Speaking German Texan, the Official Longhorn Herd of Texas, and much more.
• Texas Time Travel Mobile Tours and Texas Travel Guides. Engage with immersive audio tours, watch short documentary videos, view photo galleries of historic images, explore maps, and access visitor information to plan a future trip. Themes include the Texas Revolution, Chisholm Trail, World Wars I and II, African Americans in Texas, Hispanic Texans, and German Texans.
• Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Database featuring more than 300,000 site records, including information on official Texas historical markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas. Also included are cemeteries, courthouses and museums across the state. Search by keyword, county, address, historic designation or site name to get instant access to detailed descriptions, historic photographs and interactive maps.
• Real Places, Real Stories Blog. A full library of posts where readers can experience Texas history. Hop on board the tall ship “Elissa” in Galveston, take a tour of historic downtown Brownsville, or discover underwater boat wrecks off the South Texas coast.
• THC State Historic Sites. The THC preserves and operates 31 historic sites across the Lone Star State. From American Indian sites to frontier forts to common and elegant homes and the leaders and statesmen who lived in them, these sites enrich peoples’ lives through history. Explore online educational resources.
If your organization is doing a virtual experience, please reach out and we will be happy to add you to our list. We can be reached anytime at email@example.com.
Until we travel again,