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By the Light of Two Lanterns in 1897

By the Light of Two Lanterns in 1897

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Dear Texas History Enthusiast , The day was February 13, 1897. Ten individuals met on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin for the purpose of founding an organization to promote the discovery, collection, preservation, and publication of historical material pertaining to Texas. Less than one month later, twenty-five men and women gathered for the first formal meeting of the Texas State Historical Association. The meeting was conducted by the light of two lanterns, since the lighting system failed; lanterns lighting the path of historical discovery have served as the symbol of the association ever since. Every spring, in commemoration of that very first meeting in 1897, hundreds of Texas enthusiasts gather at the annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) to discuss virtually every topic and era of Texas history. This much-anticipated annual meeting draws TSHA members from almost all 50 states, making it one of the most widely attended annual conventions of any state historical
society. In fact, the number of new members at this year’s annual meeting more than
doubled! There is nothing like a TSHA Annual Meeting for seeing old friends and for being energized and inspired by the latest work being done by scholars who work in the field. But the TSHA annual meeting is just one of many exclusive events and resources offered by the Texas State Historical Association.
Recognized as the most trusted authority on Texas history, TSHA is among the fastest-growing historical societies in the country. Just look at the many ways we are making Texas history available to the world:
In the past year, our association has experienced one of its
greatest periods of membership growth
in our 118-year history
The Handbook of Texas Online 
 website has been viewed more than 11 million times
 annually, garnering viewers from as far away as Turkey and  Argentina.
We’ve recently launched the
Explore Texas History Resource Center 
, a free online resource providing new pathways for exploring our rich Texas history.  Already,
more than 15,136 people have signed up
Due to its growing demand, TSHA will launch an online version of the
Texas Quiz Show
, an exciting competition that tests middle school students from across the state on their Texas history prowess.
There’s no doubt that TSHA has experienced unprecedented growth in the past several years. That’s why we need devoted Texas enthusiasts like you to help us
meet this growing demand.
TSHA has many exciting endeavors on the horizon
taking the Texas Quiz Show online and improving FREE access to the last 115 years of the
Southwestern Historical Quarterly 
, for example
and we want you to be a part of this exciting future. Become a member of TSHA at the $50 level or higher before our fiscal year ends on
 August 31, and you will receive a FREE copy of the 2014
Texas Almanac! 
you get the satisfaction of passing on our rich Texas heritage and you receive a FREE copy of the go-to source for all things Texas!
Thank you for your support and for keeping Texas history alive Sincerely, John Liston Nau, III President

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