Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
  • Participants enjoyed a game of badminton during the Mayfest festival in RockportParticipants enjoyed a game of badminton during the Mayfest festival in Rockport
  • An archeology field school in San Felipe de Austin begins to uncover Texas' Colonial pastAn archeology field school in San Felipe de Austin begins to uncover Texas' Colonial past
  • Education is alive at San Felipe!Education is alive at San Felipe!
  • Children enjoyed the traditional Maypole dance at Mayfest in RockportChildren enjoyed the traditional Maypole dance at Mayfest in Rockport
  • Blacksmith demonstration at San Felipe de AustinBlacksmith demonstration at San Felipe de Austin

2014 Development Seminar Series is Now Open for Registration!!
 

Who Should Attend?

Volunteers and staff interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The Development Seminar Series is especially suited for small organizations with limited staff such as historic preservation organizations, small museums, County Historical Commissions or other nonprofit organizations.

The Development Seminar Series highlights best practices and facilitates dynamic group interactions to help teach fundraisers how to achieve their goals.

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Who We Are

Texas history is one adventure after another!

Native American cultures, the arrival of Spanish and French colonists, the development of missions, pioneer settlement, Goliad, the Alamo and San Jacinto, statehood and civil war, the cattle trails, the discovery of oil, even the space race, all of these stories have their roots in Texas.

And these "real" stories of Texas history mean so much more when we can tell them in the places where they actually happened. But all too often these places are threatened, by development or by neglect. That's why the historic places of Texas need Friends like you!

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation develops private resources to assist the Texas Historical Commission with its mission to identify, preserve, and protect our state's historic places. Together we provide a lasting future for generations of Texans. Your generous support can help safeguard Texas history. Learn more

About the Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. Working with partners across the state, the THC has, over more than a half a century, achieved remarkable success in protecting, preserving and telling the stories of historic Texas places. Learn more

 

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