Monday, March 30, 2009

Calling all East Texas Educators!

The Preserve America Grant Team is currently accepting applications from educators interested in joining the TIDES Curriculum Development Team, which will work to develop lesson plans based on research and resources gathered through the Preserve America Grant Project.

The Preserve America Grant Project focuses on cemeteries, heritage tourism, and historical preservation. The deadline for applications and resumes is April 30th, 2009, and these materials can be emailed to Rhonda Williams at williamsrw (at) sfasu (dot) edu. For more information, click to enlarge the flyer below. And if you have any questions, let us know!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Preserve America Kick Off Event!

Stephen F. Austin State University and the City of Nacogdoches have partnered together to work on a Preserve America Grant that will focus on community based cemetery interpretation. To celebrate the launch of this project, we'll be gathering today from at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas! Stop by between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for interpretation stations stocked with experts in the field, a drawing for a prize, information about the grant, and our plans for helping to bring local cemeteries back to life.

Following the launch party will be the Texas Forest Trail Regional Conference, Texas After Dark. This conference will help local organizations and businesses learn how extended hours can expand their audiences and improve their communities. For more information about the conference, check out the website.

Hope to see you tonight!