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Texas Historical Commission (Austin, TX 78711-2276)
Lonn W. Taylor (Project Director: September 1977 to present)

Interpreting Slavery in Central Texas

To investigate the material culture, economic, and social organization and economic ramifications of slavery in five Central Texas counties during the period 1850-1870; to produce a set of research papers which will be used in restoring, furnishing, and interpreting a slave cabin at the Winedale Museum, as well as producing a series of exhibits and a body of teaching materials about slavery in this area; to produce a preliminary exhibition script; to locate slave houses and the sites of slave houses in the area; to identify a resource pool of scholars and other experts who would support future activities.

Project fields:
History, General

Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$25,450 (approved)
$25,450 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 1/31/1978