THC Preservation Symposium Reception

June 9, 2023 1:47 am

January 14, 2009
The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in association with the City of San Marcos and the Texas State University, held the 2009 Annual CLG/VIP Preservation Symposium, January 14–15, in San Marcos, Texas. Preservation and the Balanced Community was the theme for this year’s symposium held at Taylor Murphy Hall for preservationists, historians, county historical commission members, and community leaders. Mayor Susan Narvaiz delivered an opening address, while State Historian Frank De La Teja, PhD. spoke on the the significance and role of local history to communities. Experts in the fields of architecture, community planning, heritage tourism, and economic development presented a series of eight educational sessions geared towards influencing decision-makers who are critical to preserving local historic resources. A free guided tour of the city’s courthouse square and a reception at the Lyndon B. Johnson Museum of San Marcos were the highlight of the symposium. Catering was provided by Cool Mint Cafe, and wine was donated by The Wine Cellar and Three Dudes Winery.