Would you like to learn to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for your community? The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) free workshops and webinars provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample historical marker application and sample narrative.

The presentations encourage consideration of the elements which comprise successful marker applications. Topics include historical significance and integrity, conducting research, primary vs. secondary sources, research tools, writing the narrative and the roles of the THC and county historical commissions (CHCs) in the application process. To sign up for a marker workshop, please contact the History Programs Division at 512-463-5853, or email.

Upcoming Workshops

Date Time Location
Thursday, June 9, 2016
2 p.m.
Brownsville Heritage Museum
Brownsville, TX
Saturday, June 25, 2016
(Refinishing Workshop)
9:30 a.m.
Eastland County Courthouse
Eastland, TX
July 2016
TBD Calhoun County
July 2016
TBD Nacogdoches County
Thursday, July 28, 2016
2 p.m.
Ellis County Woman's Club
Waxahachie, TX

Online Training

Can't make it to one of the workshops? No problem! We offer a variety of online training opportunities that you can view from your home or desk.


Date Time Topic
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2 p.m.
Narrative History Fundamentals
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
2 p.m.
Maker Application Fundamentals
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2 p.m.
Makers and Heritage Tourism
For more information, contact marker staff at 512-463-6063, or visit the THC website.