The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission supports the Texas Historical Commission’s goals to identify, research, document, educate, and promote the cultural heritage of Texas. Particular emphasis is placed on the strength in numbers achieved by empowering community-based preservationists through education, training, consultation, and support. The following programs, coordinated by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, and supported through YOUR generous contributions, allow THC to achieve these goals.
THE THC PRESERVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
THC seeks to generate interest in historic preservation among college students from under-represented cultures, ethnic groups and socio-economic groups, through the Preservation Scholars Program. Begun in 2007, this program encourages students, through paid internships at the THC, to consider pursuing careers in history, architecture, archeology, downtown revitalization and heritage tourism, and to learn about and understand the impact preservation programs can have on a community’s economic development. MORE INFORMATION
FTHC DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS
The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission coordinated a Development Seminar Series, geared towards volunteer leadership (board members and advisors) and staff from nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The Friends of the THC Development Seminar Series is suited for large and small organizations from any discipline, with limited development staff. This Development Seminars highlight best practices, and facilitates dynamic group interactions to help attendees build and strengthen their fundraising "tool-kit," so they can more effectively and sustainably achieve their mission.
Please stay tuned for the next FTHC Development Seminar.