The third annual Travis County History Day was held on October 15, 2010, on the topic of Mexican land grants and the settlement of Travis County. The event featured a special presentation by Dr. Frank de la Teja, Professor and Chairman of the Department of History at Texas State University and former Texas State Historian.

A variety of historical documents and archival records were placed on display, including early maps of Travis County, Mexican land grants and related materials from the Texas General Land Office, early Travis County deed and survey records, and biographies of notable settlers in the Travis County area.

Many thanks to those who helped make the event a great success: Dr. de la Teja for his excellent presentation; Commissioner Margaret Gómez, who served as the Master of Ceremonies; Galen Greaser and the Texas General Land Office Archives for their assistance with exhibits; and the Austin Bar Association and Travis County Historical Commission for their sponsorship of the event.

Below are a few videos from the event.

Commissioner Gómez’s welcome and introduction

Part 1 of Dr. de la Teja’s talk

Part 2 of Dr. de la Teja’s talk

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