Inman To Be Guest Speaker At Liberty County Historical Commission Meeting
 

LIBERTY July 6, 2018 ⎯ Alana Inman, manager of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, which helps to preserve and make available the history of the ten most southeast counties in Texas will be the guest speaker for the July 16th 2018 meeting of the Liberty County Historical Commission.  Ms. Inman is a native Texan, born in Beaumont and raised in Newton.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri State University; a master’s degree in history from Lincoln University; and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri.

Prior to joining the professional staff at the Sam Houston Center in 2012, Alana worked at the Missouri State Archives for more than eight years.  She was responsible for external relations, serving as the liaison to a variety of statewide boards and commissions, developing and coordinating publicity and special events, editing the Archive’s newsletter, and directed a variety of statewide projects.  In addition, she worked on records preservation and access projects, including the Missouri Supreme Court Records and Missouri Civil War Records. 

At the Sam Houston Center in Liberty, Alana is currently managing a variety of projects, including a three-million-dollar renovation of the buildings and grounds that includes a newly renovated museum space on southeast Texas history, critical structural repairs to the Center’s historic buildings, and upgrades to the Center’s preservation systems and equipment.  Staff at the Center are also working to increase online access to the Center’s collections and to more fully document the area’s history by expanding the Center’s collection in several key underrepresented areas.

Ms. Inman’s program for LCHC will be “The Sam Houston Center:  Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.”  She will cover an overview of what the Center has to offer as well as an update on the latest Center activities including the museum’s new exhibit on the story of the Atascosito District, historic building construction currently underway, and efforts to get more “unknown” collections available to researchers.  Inman will also provide a sneak peek of what’s coming, including plans for the boiler from the steamship Mary Conley, future exhibitions on topics of interest to the community, the opening of the Rotary District 5910 museum, and upcoming special programming.

The Liberty County Historical Commission meets on the 3rd Monday of January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  For more information about the many historic preservation projects of the Liberty County Historical Commission, visit our Facebook page or email:  lchc318@gmail.com .

 
 
 
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