Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

Log Number: CAGML-247929-OMLS-20

The Texas Historical Commission will implement a multi-layered project to create an accessible remote-learning format for its historic sites and museums while also addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staff who manage these facilities. The program will address the need for distance learning content by creating educational and interpretive programming that is available on a platform accessible to users with varying levels of access to online content. The project team will also create a crisis and trauma management toolkit to help site staff deepen their understanding of and develop a response to trauma, healing, and community resilience. In addition, the project will produce a virtual exhibit space and a "memorial" for sites that can be used to explore shared trauma/crisis experiences with their communities. Project resources will be digitally available to other historic sites, museums, and public places.