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Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State

Post Date:04/23/2019 3:24 PM

Photo of Kevin Klaus On Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm, The Brazoria County Historical Museum will kick off its newest exhibit “Mapping Texas” by hosting Kevin Klaus, lead researcher at Texas General Land Office (GLO). Join us as Klaus   explores the GLOs history and archival collection.

 Learn techniques for tracing your ancestry using GLO land grant files, as well as the various collections such as the Spanish Collection, Court of Claims, and Clerk Returns.  Also, discover how you can use the GLO   map collection for genealogical research along with its GIS system using a modern map overlay with the original land grants.

 This program will kick off the Museum’s latest exhibit “Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State” which will be on display May 1 through October 1, 2019. The exhibit, on loan from the Texas GLO, features   maps dating between 1513-1957. The works in this exhibition are reproductions from the archival collection of the Texas GLO and Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb.

 

 Admission to the program and exhibit are free. The Museum, located at 100 East Cedar in Angleton, is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, please call 979-   864-1208.

 

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