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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Introducing New Web Sites for the THC Historic Sites

by Jennifer O'Hair, web content coordinator

All of us on the THC's historic sites staff have something to be very thankful for this Thanksgiving — new web sites! Each of our state historic sites has been upgraded from a single web page to a full, stand-alone web site. A variety of new features will help you discover more about the real stories of these real places in Texas and get you started planning your next visit to the sites, such as the Starr Family Home shown below.

To explore the new web sites, go to and select a historic property to open its new web site. Here are a few of the new features worth checking out:
  • Events calendar – Keep up with what's going on at the sites.
  • Share Your Story – Tell us about your visit to the sites or memories of them from the past, and read about the real experiences of others.
  • FAQs – Get your questions answered before you head out to see the sites.
  • Share & Bookmark – Use the Share & Bookmark feature in the upper-right corner of each page to share what you learn in an email to a friend or a post to your Facebook, Twitter and more.
  • Our Stories – Explore the real stories behind each of the historic sites, such as Sam Rayburn's 1947 Cadillac shown below.

We hope you enjoy the new web sites as much as we do. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think! We'll be continuing to add more interpretive and educational content to the sites, and we plan to incorporate additional features, such as video and podcasts, in the future.

1 comment:

  1. They look so great! Great job and congrats to everyone!