Gregg County Historical Commission hosting
free Sept. 7 marker workshop in Longview
LONGVIEW -- The Gregg County Historical Commission will host a free historical marker workshop 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Gregg County Historical Museum Education Annex, 218 N. Fredonia St., downtown Longview.
Conducted by GCHC volunteers, the workshop is for potential historical marker sponsors. The session will present an overview of important historical research fundamentals as participants walk through a completed sample historical marker narrative and application.
Workshop topics include historical and architectural significance, research, research tools, writing narratives, and the role of the Gregg County and Texas historical commissions in the marker application process.
To make reservations or for more information, call Gem Meacham, Gregg County Historical Commission marker committee chair, at 903-983-2554 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
The historical commission will vote on marker applications at its Nov. 12 meeting. Meacham said the GCHC marker committee must receive applications by Oct. 25 to be considered at the commission’s November meeting.
Gregg County is home to more than 100 Official State of Texas Historical Markers.
The Gregg County Historical Commission oversees the county’s historical preservation program. Commission members are appointed by the county judge and commissioners court.