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Galveston County Historical Commission
 
The purpose of the Galveston County Historical Commission is the identification, documentation, protection, and interpretation of the entire history of Galveston County. Its members, appointed by the Galveston County Commissioners Court, include individuals from around the county who are experts in their particular community’s history

Current historical commission projects:
         ·         WWII History
                 Commission members are working with
                 the Texas Historical Commission to
                 research the World War II sites in
                 Galveston County
         · The 1867 Settlement This historic African American community pioneered by Chisholm Trail
             Black Cowboys, located in west Texas City has been listed on the National Register of
             Historical Places and has also been recognized with a Texas Historical Marker. This unique
             community has the distinction of being the only Reconstruction Era community in Galveston
             County.
         · The 1867 Settlement This historic African American community pioneered by Chisholm Trail
             Black Cowboys, located in west Texas City has been listed on the National Register of
             Historical Places and has also been recognized with a Texas Historical Marker. This unique
             community has the distinction of being the only Reconstruction Era community in Galveston
             County.

             Saving the documented history of the Settlement began with a History Channel Grant Project
             in 2005 when the Galveston County Historical Commission partnered with the La Marque
             ISD to have students involved in hands on projects to research, record and preserve local
             history. The project titled “Save Our Settlement” received national recognition when it was
             awarded the Time Warner National Preservation Award in 2006. This award was presented
             to the GCHC Chairperson and four La Marque High School Students in the White House by
             First Lady Laura Bush.
          · Texas State Historical Markers Once a year
              applications are accepted for the state
              historical marker program. The Galveston
              County Historical Commission is responsible
              for reviewing all applications for sites within
              Galveston County before they are sent to the
              Texas Historical Commission in Austin.
              If you are interested in obtaining a marker for
              a historical subject, please see the application
              procedures at                  http://www.thc.state.tx.us/markerdesigs/madmark.shtml
             or contact the Galveston County Historical
             Commission.