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Bonham Visitor Center wins grant at Texas Lakes Trail Annual Conference
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Nov 17, 2023
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L-R: Laurie Mosley - Texas Lakes Trail 2023 Board Chair, Melissa Maxwell Director of Tourism - City of Bonham, Jenn Self Knight Assistant - Bonham Visitor Center, Jill Jordan Campbell - Trail Director, & John Aker, Texas Historical Commission
Bonham, Texas -- The Texas Lakes Trail is pleased to announce that the Bonham Visitor Center won a $500 grant at the Annual Conference. The award was presented during the Texas Lakes Trail Annual Conference at the Arlington Music Hall on Monday, November 6, 2023.

This grant will help fund special projects, events, and programs to promote heritage tourism within the region. These grants are designed to promote public awareness of the history of the Texas Lakes Trail Region, encourage community involvement and participation, and enhance the visitor experience.

Along with winning this grant, two other grants were also awarded to the Grand Prairie Historical Museum and to the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau for their work in promoting Heritage Tourism.

To be eligible to apply for these three annual grants, requirements include: must be a current partner or affiliated with a partner of the Texas Historical Commission Trail Region. Applicant must be a 501c3, 501c6, or a government entity. The Heritage Tourism requested project must be within the 31 counties of the Texas Lakes Trail Region and must be open and accessible to the general public. The grant funds may not be used for brick and mortar/capital improvement purchases, operating expenses, used for an individual use and may not advocate politics or religion.

Congratulations to the award recipients!


The Texas Lakes Trail is a non-profit organization which promotes heritage tourism, economic development, and historic preservation. It is one of ten regions which make up the Texas Heritage Trails Program of the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Lakes Trail is a 31-county region in North Central Texas that features world renowned museums, historic downtowns, and Western culture.