Making History

Create Your Own Historical Marker

Inspired by the Kell House Museum (https://wichitafallsarts.org/info_gallery_imgs/kell-house-museum-historical-marker/)

Activity Created by:  The Texas Historical Commission

Formal Lesson Plan and TEKS Information

Create your own Historical Marker

Activity 1:

Learn about the Texas Historical Marker Program:

Read about the Kell House Museum’s Texas Historical Marker here.

Explore Texas Historical Markers near you by clicking here.

Activity Two:

Imagine that in 100 years, a historical marker will be placed in front of your home. Create your own historical marker using this worksheet (or draw your own!) Use the following questions to write your story!

  • When were you born?
  • When did you move into your home?
  • What are the special characteristics of your home?
  • What are the most important achievements in your life?
  • Why are you being remembered?
  • In what ways have you helped their neighborhood or community?