Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
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  • Buffalo Soldier ReenactorsBuffalo Soldier Reenactors
  • Denton County CourthouseDenton County Courthouse
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Who We Are

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, (501(c)3 nonprofit corporation) develops private resources to assist the Texas Historical Commission with its mission to identify, preserve, and protect our history — providing a lasting legacy for future generations.

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is governed by a Board of Trustees, which serves as the foundation and reflection of our growing strength. The Trustees are the THC’s staunchest supporters and an important source of practical advice. With each passing year, the Board of Trustees grows not only in prestige but also in diversity of talent, providing a solid base of support for the THC.

Comprised of 22 members, including the executive director of the THC, members reside in cities and towns across Texas. Three Commissioners serve as Liaisons between the Commission and the Trustees to enhance communication between the two boards.

The chief development officer of the THC serves as the executive director of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, coordinating the Board of Trustees and managing the development process and daily activities of the Friends.

The Friends’ Trustees meet four times a year in conjunction with the meetings of the Texas Historical Commission. Trustees are also  involved in preservation–related activities and programs throughout the year.

Current Board of Trustees



Trustee Emeritus