Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas

EVERY PLACE
has a Story

Ongoing Projects

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site Capital Improvements

Project Cost: $2.1 MilPhase 1 Fundraising Goal: $650,000 Learn More
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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Project Cost: $5.01 MilEducation Center Fundraising Goal: $2 Mil Learn More
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Courthouse Stewardship Program

Annual Fundraising Goal: $25,000 Learn More
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K-12 Education Program

Annual Fundraising Goal: $100,000 Learn More
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Preservation Scholars Program

Annual Fundraising Goal: $61,000 Learn More
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Real Places Conference

Fundraising Goal: $150,000 Learn More
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Upcoming Events

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From Missionaries to Visionaries: The Historical Story of Texas Wines

Texas has a wine culture as old as can be found in the United States. Its grapes grow in soils […]

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Juneteenth Rodeo: A Celebration of 1970s Black Western Culture

Long before Americans began to officially commemorate Juneteenth, in the heat of East Texas, saddles were being cinched, buckles shined, […]

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Life and Death on Texas’ Antebellum Frontier: From the Red River to El Paso

  This is the story of Texas’ antebellum frontier, from the Red River to El Paso, a raw and primitive […]

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GALA: Tastes of Texas-Along the El Camino Real de los Tejas

Join us for Tastes of Texas—Along the El Camino Real de los Tejas The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission’s […]

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Moving Into the Future (Summer 2024)

Past Matters Summer 2024; posted on 6/7/2024 Greetings! Over the last several months, the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission […]

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Welcome, Preservation Scholars! (Summer 2024)

Past Matters Summer 2024; posted on 6/7/2024 Join us in welcoming the 2024 cohort of Preservation Scholars! This outstanding group […]

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Real Places 2024 Round Up and Save the Date (Summer 2024)

Past Matters Summer 2024; posted on 6/7/2024 The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC), in partnership with the Texas […]

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Say Hello to Our New Staff Member (Summer 2024)

Past Matters Summer 2024; posted on 6/7/2024 We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our team, Traci! She […]

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