Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association

TOMFRA is a statewide organization of historians and early architecture enthusiasts joined in our interest in preserving the mission and fort heritage of Texas.

TOMFRA publishes the periodical "El Campanario" to inform and connect our members and concerned institutions on issues related to preservation and research involving Texas Historical Sites.

Operating as usual

Photos from Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association's post 06/14/2021

The TOMFRA Fall trip is being planned for October 22-24, 2021 in Nacogdoches, Texas We will be celebrating our 60th year.

[06/12/21]   A Zoom meeting was held in Dallas this morning. Hope to have a report out to you soon. We are planning a salute to our El Campanario periodical with highlights of our trips through the ages. Send me news. Patricia Tissie Weems Schwebel

[05/19/21]   As you know, I asked for feedback about the feasibility of a fall '21 trip. The response was near-unanimous. Jon, I know you have some scheduling problems if we go in the fall,and I hope we can work around it.

To catch up on ideas and tasks, I'm calling a board meeting at Elizabeth and Stan's house:

Saturday, June 12 at 10:00 AM
Call 217-553-5707 for more information

[02/10/21]   During our Zoom meeting last week, we elected by acclamation our TOMFRA Board of Directors for 2021-2022 as follows:

President William (Bill) Sleeper
V. P. Jon Beasley
Secretary Becky Weaver
Treasurer Elizabeth Sleeper
Facebook Director Tissie Schwebel
Legal Advisor Professor John Lowe
Web Site Manager Becky Weaver

ADVISORY DIRECTORS

Pat Coggan - TOMFRA Book Award
Graham Clarke
William Herrera
Stan Herrin - Fall or Spring Trip
Jackie Lowe - Winter Meeting
Marcele Quimby
Nancy Relyea
Nancy and Bob Saul
Darrell Schwebel
Phil Williams

12/10/2020

The speaker for our 2021 Winter Meeting is Justice Ken Wise, 14th Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas.

[10/13/20]   CONGRATULATIONS: The TOMFRA Book Award Committee has awarded to James Pratt's book "Sabotaged: Dreams of Utopia in Texas" to receive the 2020 Book Award. The Award consists of a certificate and check for $500. Unfortunately, the Book Presentation will not be made publicly due to the Covid 19 virus.

10/13/2020

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association's cover photo

06/04/2020

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association

[05/14/20]   IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Gordon Hosford, Barney Holland "Tim" Timmins, Joseph P. Walker, Jr., Professor Joseph P. McKnight, Mary McKeown Davis, Mildred Payne McKnight, Nettie Terry Brown, Barbara Babs Rawson and Helen Godard Currier Walker

[05/14/20]   OFFICERS FOR TOMFRA 2019-2021
President Bill Sleeper
V. P. Nancy & Bob Saul
Secretary Pat Coggan
Treasurer Elizabeth Small
Legal Advisor Prof. John Lowe
Past President Pat Coggan
Website Mgr. Becky Weaver
FB Director Tissie Schwebel
Directors Graham Clarke, John Crain,
Tissie Schwebel, Phil Williams
Asst. Directors Jon Beasley Jackie Lowe, Darrell
Schwebel

[05/12/20]   WHAT TOMFRA DOES

* Supports programs for Junior Historians and Texas History Day administered through the Texas State Historical Association

[05/12/20]   WHAT TOMFRA DOES

* Presents the annual TOMFRA Award in Historic Preservation Studies to a student of an accredited school of architecture within the State of Texas

[05/12/20]   WHAT TOMFRA DOES:
* Awards the annual Raiford Stripling Memorial Scholarship to an outstanding student in restoration architecture at Texas A & M University.

05/12/2020

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association's cover photo

02/03/2020

Group picture at Fort Travis

[02/03/20]   SPRING TRIP TO NACOGDOCHES IS MARCH 27-28-29, 2020. Rooms are being held at the Fredonia Hotel until March 13th

[03/10/19]   Spring TOMFRA trip is April 5 to April 7. President's Reception at the Marriott Fairfield Inn 1-325-482-8400 We visit the San Saba Mission, Ft. Concho, San Angelo State Park and the Flight of the Monarchs. Sunday Ft. Chadbourne and breakfast. Come have fun with us!

[02/15/19]   Be sure to check out "Texas Parks & Wildlife" magazine, March 2019 issue, page 50. Great article about Raiford L. Stripling

[01/18/19]   Winter Meeting 11:30 January 19th at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Avenue, Dallas

[01/18/19]   Dues are due.
Individual $35
Couple $50
Benefactor $100
Life Time Member $500

11/27/2018

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association's cover photo

11/27/2018

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association

Date for the winter meeting is Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Royal Oaks Country Club

[11/27/18]   Annual Spring meeting is
April 5-7, 2019 Fort Concho and San Saba Mission; Fort Chadbourne

[11/27/18]   Date for the winter meeting is Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Royal Oaks Country Club

[10/16/18]   The next meeting of TOMFRA will be January 19th, 2019 in Dallas. Watch for a time and place

TOMFRA at Bush Library 05/27/2018

TOMFRA at Bush Library

[04/25/18]   Check out our photos. Please add your names to the photos.

04/25/2018

By David G. Woodcock

04/25/2018

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association's cover photo

TOMFRA MEETING APRIL 2018 04/25/2018

Texas A & M University at the Architecture Department

Texas A & M University at the Architecture Department

[04/25/18]   Great trip this weekend to Texas A & M University for TOMFRA. We toured the Architecture Department and met our Scholarship Winners, Dinner at the Traditions Club and The George Bush Library

[10/16/17]   Winter Meeting for TOMFRA is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas

10/05/2017

Texas Old Missions & Forts Restoration Association's cover photo

[10/05/17]   The TOMFRA Spring trip to College Station, Texas will be April 20-21-22, 2018

[10/05/17]   The Winter meeting of TOMFRA will be January 20, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Details to follow soon

Location

Telephone

Address


3988 Gasper Drive
Dallas, TX
75220

General information

We sponsor a Winter Meeting and Reception in Dallas and a Spring Weekend Conference (2014) in Galveston) at changing locations around the state featuring tours of significant mission and/or fort sites for members and their guests.
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