Backing Up

Real Places


Representing the Hale County Historical Commission, I am currently involved in the three-day Real Places Conference Preserving Texas History hosted by the Texas Historical Commission, many sponsors, and the Friends of the Historical Commission.


Real Places


Pictured is one of the conference sessions I attended. Below are each of the sessions I sat in on. A tired mind and lots of great information!


  • Opening Reception—"Lone Star: Tall Tales from Deep in the Heart of Texas" with Montopolis
  • Breakfast Keynote: Made by Us: Millennials and Gen Z Powering the Future with History
  • Capturing Undertold Stories: Historical Marker Alternatives at the Local Level
  • No Business Like Show Business: Historic Theaters and Downtown Revitalization
  • Lunch Keynote—The Power of Connection: Creating Meaningful Visitor Experiences in a Digital Age
  • Understanding and Investigating Finishes
  • Road Scholars: Attracting Niche Audiences with Your Unique Highway History
  • The Virtual Cemetery: Creating a Digital Experience at Oakwood Cemetery
  • Awards Banquet Keynote—Protecting Preservation: National Support for Statewide and Local Efforts
  • Breakfast Keynote—History’s First Draft: A Special Texas Monthly 50th Anniversary Panel
  • Archiving the Asylum: Demystifying and Preserving Mental Health History
  • Denton Revealed: How a City and County Pulled Off Preservation Month Together
  • Lunch Keynote—A Look Within: Re-Discovering Texas Interiors


Happy Weekend!