Texas Film Commission, Texas Archive of the Moving Image Launch Online Exhibit ‘Parks Under the Lone Star’
26 Jul 2021
AUSTIN - The Texas Film Commission and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) today announced the launch of Parks Under the Lone Star, the newest online exhibit from TAMI. Parks Under the Lone Star features more than 60 videos collected as a part of the Texas Film Round-Up and takes users on a visual journey through the state and national parks of Texas. The Texas Film Round-Up, is an award-winning program that discovers, preserves, and shares the stories of Texans by digitizing and providing access to their obsolete media.
"Trips to Texas parks are understandably one of the most common home movie subjects in the Texas Archive of the Moving Image collection,” said TAMI Curator Katharine Austin. “One could assume that camping at Big Bend or splashing in the Frio River at Garner was a Texan rite of passage. But parks are far more than pieces of land. They tell a complex story about Texas that dates to the age of the dinosaurs. A story that will continue and grow as long as we prioritize park protection and conservation."