Historic Maps and Annual Limited-Edition Holiday Ornament Now on Sale

Give the Gift of Texas History this Holiday Season

Contact: Matt Atwood, Press Secretary - Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Nov 18, 2021

Austin — This holiday season, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush encourages giving the gift of Texas history through the General Land Office (GLO) Archives. With over 45,000 historic map reproductions, the GLO offers an extensive collection including maps of hometowns, counties, and regions across Texas, making them the perfect gifts for friends and family. The collection also includes Commissioner Bush’s Energy Map of Texas, highlighting the state's robust energy economy.

In addition to the GLO’s historic map assortment, Texans can also celebrate the holiday season and the Lone Star State with an annual limited-edition collectible holiday ornament featuring a rotating, double-sided centerpiece which showcases an oil derrick and wind turbines. This special holiday ornament symbolizes the state’s abundant natural resources while also encouraging conservation—an approach that has made Texas a top energy producer both at home and abroad. For a one-time donation of at least $100, patrons can receive both an energy map autographed by Commissioner Bush and the 2021 holiday ornament. Donations can be made here.   As Texans embrace the traditions of the season and plan for the year ahead, these vintage map reproductions and holiday ornaments are the perfect gifts for those who treasure Texas’ history and value its bright future. Please order before December 15, 2021 to ensure on time delivery.   Texans interested in purchasing maps or this year’s holiday ornament can visit the online store at savetexashistory.org.

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