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Travis County and AFFA Folk Art Exhibits

On Thursday, May 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The Travis County Communications and Records Services (CARS) Department and the Austin Friends of Folk Art (AFFA) formed a partnership in 2015 to create a folk art museum in Austin, TX. Collections from the museum are currently on display every weekday from 8am to 5pm in the Hall of Government and 2nd Floor Lobby of […]


Travis County Archives on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

The Travis County Archives was featured on “Who Do You Think You Are?”, a TV show on TLC. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of “The Talk,” visits the Archives and learns about an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. This episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” aired […]


Travis County History Day 2015 was a Success!

On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the 8th annual Travis County History Day and made the event a success. Held on October 16th, the event focused on folk art and Travis County’s cultural heritage. To read more about the event, please visit our history day page.