Article by CCHC Publicity Chair Pudge Willcox

The Chambers County Historical Commission met last week and the major item of business was the continuation of the training program for commission members. The training was conducted by Karla Dean and this session concerned the organizational structure of a County Historical Commission. The training is now a requirement of the Texas Historical Commission who provides the guidelines for the training material.

Commission Chair Bob Wheat also conducted a brief business session that included several committee reports. Also discussed was the upcoming Ghost Watch that will be conducted at the Thomas Jefferson Chambers Home during the Halloween season. This is an annual event that is enjoyed by young and old alike and it follows immediately after the children’s Halloween party at the Chambers County Library.

Following the Commission Meeting, the members traveled to the Anahuac Cemetery to conduct the burial of the remains of an unknown Native American. These remains have been in the possession of the Historical Commission for several years and the Texas Historical Commission now recommends that remains of this nature should be properly buried rather than placed on display. Commission Chair Bob Wheat organized the ceremony and was assisted by James B. Sterling, III , Bob Britt, and Rev. Eddie Hillyer, retired Methodist Minister. Music was provided by Mark Pagels, Music Director of the Oak Island Baptist Church.

The Commission meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of each month and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Article written September 22, 2007

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