TEXAS OLD MISSIONS AND FORTS RESTORATION ASSOCIATION
TEXAS OLD MISSIONS AND FORTS RESTORATION ASSOCIATION. The Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association was organized in 1961 and incorporated in 1962 as a charitable and educational society to promote the preservation and restoration of old missions and fort sites of Texas and the location, excavation, and preservation of those which are unknown. The missions with which the association is most concerned are those of the Spanish and Mexican regimes, whereas the forts of major interest include those from the mid-1800s. The association has also promoted the restoration of San Juan Bautista, Coahuila, the gateway for the Hispanic colonization of Texas. The association convenes at one or more of the historic sites for its annual meeting. There historical papers are read, and authoritative tours of the sites are conducted. Irregular tours of various locales related to Texas history-in Texas, Mexico, and Spain-are also sponsored by the society for its members. Since 1969 the association has published a quarterly newsletter, El Campanario, containing matters of historical and current interest. The society also periodically publishes, or makes available for purchase, pictures and plans of mission and fort sites for its members. Beginning in 1993 the association each year gave the Raiford Stripling award for preservation and restoration of historic sites.
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