Annual Conference

on July 21, 2017 at Austin, Texas

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REGISTER NOW for our Annual Conference

Please make all registrations through GTHS. Call the office or email us at

Please download the REGISTRATION form for the Annual Conference & Callaway House here Registration Form


This year’s conference will be kicked off by April Garner, State Coordinator of the Texas Heritage Tourism Program, who will share exciting news about the Texas Historical Commission’s new travel guide on Germans in Texas.

Garner leads a team in developing statewide thematic mobile app tours and travel guides, and assists communities with new tourism product development. Garner also serves as primary liaison with other organizations and agencies involved with heritage tourism such as the National Parks Service, develops methods of increasing the heritage tourism potential of existing THC programs such as the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, Texas Main Street and the Historic Highways programs.  Before joining the THC in 2006, Garner managed the development of two online educational websites and associated summer teacher institutes for the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, Teaching Gutenberg and Teaching the American Twenties.



All Conference activities are conveniently located at University Baptist Church Meeting Hall, Guadalupe Street across from UT.

Friday & Saturday lunch at the Callaway House Cafeteria across the street from UBC. There is free parking in the Callaway House Garage (bring your parking ticket to be stamped).

Friday eve GTHS hosted social time at the Historic German Free School.

The Callaway House is a student dorm. This means that your single-bed-room will be attached to a suite. Each suite has multiple rooms each with their own bed, study area and bathroom.
Each room has its own key. So at worst there may be other conference attendees in adjacent rooms but not any “strangers”.

Click here to register ONLINE. Please call the office if you’re having trouble with the online registration. Thank you.

Click below to view the Annual Conference Program and Speakers




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