McMurry University Historian Named to Texas Historical Foundation Board

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, February 13, 2015 10:19 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

The Texas Historical Foundation, a 61-year old preservation organization, announced the recent election of Dr. Stephen L. Hardin to its board of directors.

Hardin is a professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene. His book, Texas Illiad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, won the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award and the Summerfield G. Roberts Award. His latest work, Texian Macabre, has also received popular and scholarly praise. As a professional consultant, Hardin has lent his expertise to the History Channel, A&E Network, and the 2004 feature film, The Alamo.

David Martinez, president of THF, said, "Having someone of Steve Hardin's stature on the THF board, adds great depth to our organization. We expect that he will make significant contributions to the Foundation's magazine, quarterly meetings, and in discussions regarding history projects that THF helps fund.

Since 1954, the Texas Historical Foundation has funded preservation and education projects around the state and helps promote the cultural legacy of Texas. Among the group's main efforts is its award-winning Texas HERITAGE magazine and a preservation grants program. For information or to join the Foundation, visit

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