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Fwd: Rudi Rodriguez receiving THC 'Award of Excellence in Preserving History'

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By makas_nc - Posted on 15 March 2011

Good morning Joseph,

I thought the folks from our group might like this . Alot of our past
people came through Texas and some of them stayed and as you well know
some of them kept on migrating to the rest of the states .

Welester

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Rudi Rodriguez receiving 2010 Texas Historical Commission
Award of Excellence in Preserving History
Contact: Rudi R. Rodriguez (210) 892-0136

WHO: Rudi Rodriguez receives 2010 Texas Historical Commission Award of
Excellence
in Preserving History.

WHAT: Rudi Rodriguez will receive the 2010 Texas Historical Commission Award
of Excellence in Preserving History at the THC's 2011 Annual
Preservation Conference

in Austin. To purchase tickets to the event or learn more about the
Texas Historical

Commision, please click here.

Each year, the Texas Historical Commission honors an individual,
organization or

project that has significantly contributed to the understanding or
preservation of Texas

history. Specifically recognizes achievements in preservation planning,
historic site

identification, preservation of significant archival or artifact
collections, or research that

leads to a greater understanding of state or local history.

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2011 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Sheraton Austin at The Capitol
The Capitol Ballroom
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

WHY: Rudi R. Rodriguez is a businessman and community leader whose
passion for Texas

history has led him on a fascinating journey for over twenty five years.
In the last ten

years, he has continued to research and champion Tejanos in Texas
history through the

founding of Texas Tejano.com. The firm has a multidisciplinary
collection of works with

its primary objectives of history research, publications and
communications. Please visit

www.TexasTejano.com for more information.

Under his direction, the company has created two world-class traveling
exhibits viewed by

over 2 million people to date, produced major Tejano documentaries,
written and

developed an exciting Tejano heritage play and developed a unique
website with over

1,000,000 visits to date and has championed Tejano Heritage Month which
produces

heritage events and contests across the state. Additionally, as an
advocate has collaborated

and continue to work with associations such as Texas Historical
Commission, the Texas

General Land Office, the Texas State Historical Association, The
National Trust for Historic

Preservation and the National Park Service's Camino Real de Los Tejas.

This has all lead to his most recent vision of the Hispanic Heritage
Center of Texas. The

Center’s mission will be to educate, elevate and celebrate the Hispanic
experience of the

16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The Center recently received its 501c3
designation and he was

elected its first Chairman. The Center's goals will be accomplished
through the

construction of a vibrant museum, a world-class research library,
multipurpose center and

a lively Tejano Living Heritage Village. The Center will be located at
HemisFair Park, in

Downtown San Antonio, Texas. Currently, the Center is seeking a lease
for interim offices

located in HemisFair Park. For more information, call (210) 892-0136 or
visit

www.HispanicHeritageCenterofTexas.org.

Respectfully,

Rudi R. Rodriguez
Chairman/Founder
Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

RRR: vrt