Marker Mentoring Program
James H. Ford Jr.
Marker Mentoring Chair
The marker mentoring program is designed to train Harris County Historical Commission board members on key issues associated with mentoring a narrative writer through the narrative process.
Even if you have mentored a narrative project to its finality, board members are invited to attend a training session to reacquaint themselves with changes and or polish their skills especially if they have not mentored a project in some time.
Mentoring workshops are usually held once each year and cover the following topics.
Mentor commitment of time
Mentor relationship with sponsor and or narrative writer
Chain of command
Time lines/Forms/Data Sheets/Marker Narrative:
Process - THC and HCHC steps, timing
Content - what is required for good history and documentation
Mechanics - footnotes, spelling, grammar, proofreading
Primary and secondary sources
Marker Dedication Ceremonies:
State/County/City official letters
Workshop dates and times are announced by email and during HCHC meetings.