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El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is hosting a Partnership for the National Trails System workshop in San Antonio, Texas from May 11th - May 14th, 2010. The theme is "Conserving Corridors: Enhancing the Visitor Experience - Economic Development through Cultural and Heritage Tourism."
Please see the link below for registration information:
The Southwest Region of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for a South Texas Community Outreach Coordinator out of Laredo. At present, it’s only funded for 8 months. If interested, please contact:
Tanya Bowers | Director for Diversity, Office of the President
National Trust for Historic Preservation | 1785 Massachusette Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-588-6245 | Fax: 202-588-6082| Mobile: 202-320-9902| Email: email@example.com | www.PreservationNation.org
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is helping to save diverse historic places and communities. Learn more at www.PreservationNation.org.
Here is a message from the NPS - SA Missions:
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Park) is conducting a Boundary Study and developing a Land Protection Plan (LPP) for associated lands outside the Park’s current boundary. The Boundary Study will evaluate several areas in Bexar and Wilson counties to determine their historic significance and association with the Spanish colonial missions of San Antonio and the potential for including them within the Park’s boundary. Portions of the San Antonio River outside of downtown San Antonio will also be investigated for possible inclusion into the Park. The San Antonio River is the fundamental reason for the establishment of the missions and is vital to the preservation, pubic enjoyment, and interpretation of existing Park resources.
The Park has produced a Boundary Study Newsletter and public comment form that can be viewed online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/saan. Comments may be submitted electronically through this web site. Alternately you can request a printed copy of the newsletter and comment form by contacting the park at 210-534-8833.
The park will host five public meetings to discuss the boundary study and solicit opinions from the public from April 19 through April 21. Times and locations are:
1) Monday, April 19, 2010 | San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | 6701 San Jose Drive | San Antonio, TX 78214
2) Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | San Antonio River Authority Headquarters | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | 100 E. Guenther | San Antonio, TX 78204
3) Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Floresville City Council Chambers | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM| 1120 D Street | Floresville, TX 78114
4) Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | Central Jury Room, Cadena-Reeves Justice Center | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | 300 Dolorosa Street | San Antonio, TX 78205
5) Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | Slattery Hall near Mission San Juan Capistrano | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM| 9006 Villamain Rd | San Antonio, TX 78214
Please see the attached document for a list of events occuring in Toledo Bend Lake Country.
A Facebook "page" and "group" have been created for the Association. If you are a Facebook user, sign-in and search "El Camino Real de los Tejas." Both the "page" and "group" will show up. Please join us on Facebook and show your support for the trail and Association.
The public is invited to a special tour of the renovations taking place at the Spanish Governor’s Palace located at 105 Plaza de Armas. The tours will take place Friday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. The cost for the tours is $25 per person.
Participants will have an opportunity to tour the building and learn how historians, architects, and archaeologists have worked together to preserve its historic integrity. The tour will include presentations by the architect Thom Robey and the contractor Mike Boyle.
Funded through the City’s 2007 Bond Program, the Spanish Governor’s Palace will receive a new roof and electrical upgrades. This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the history of the building and gain an appreciation for the Spanish Colonial architecture before the collection is re-installed in the Palace’s rooms.
Tours are limited to persons age 16 and older. Due to limited space on the tours, interested persons are asked to contact Charlotte Boord at 210-207-3677 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for a construction site (wear flat, closed toe shoes) and not bring large bags, purses or backpacks on the tour. Please call for details for handicap accessibility availability. The tours will start promptly so participants are asked to be on time.
Completed in 1749, this year marks the 261st Anniversary of this beautiful historic site. Originally called the Presidio San Antonio de Bejar, the Spanish Governor’s Palace is all that remains of the garrison that helped bring security and safety for Spanish colonists to the region. It was purchased by the City in 1930 and restored in the Spanish Colonial style.
Visit www.sanantonio.gov/dtops/spangovpal.asp for updates on the construction and re-opening of the museum. You can follow the Spanish Governor’s Palace on Facebook and Twitter.
TTIA's Texas Nature Tourism Council invites you to participate in the first in a series of
on nature tourism topics. This free educational opportunity is presented in partnership with the Agrilife Extension Nature Tourism Program. Ecotourism: The Big Picture - Trends and Examples from Around the World
Join us for this opportunity to learn from world-renowned nature tourism expert, Carol Patterson. She is the author of multiple books on ecotourism and travel, and is owner of Kalahari Management, an international ecotourism consulting firm.
After a 30-minute presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to Ms. Patterson for an open Q&A session.
This session will also be recorded to prepare a podcast for future viewing, but be sure to participate live for your chance to ask questions!
To join the webinar, simply follow the link below fifteen minutes prior to start time:
If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact:
Miles Phillips, Texas Nature Tourism Council Chair
Agrilife Extension Specialist - Nature Tourism
2261 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
Bastrop was named one of 2010 America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The town sits on El Camino Real de los Tejas. You can vote daily to make Bastrop the 2010 Fan Favorite. Please see the link below.