Last Thursday, Our Austin Story, a project of the Downtown Austin Alliance and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, was awarded a proclamation by Mayor Adler. Declaring January 31st “Our Austin Story" Day, Mayor Adler presented the proclamation to the project for its work to uncover forgotten Austin histories and offering an important framework for celebrating Austin’s diverse heritage.
Our Austin Story recently received the Texas Historical Commission's Award of Excellence in Preserving History. This award recognizes an individual, organization, or project that has significantly contributed to the understanding or preservation of Texas history. This is the state's highest award for preservation planning. Congratulations to all of you who helped in this effort!