Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

Completed Special Projects

The 1822 Bernardo Plantation, the first and largest cotton plantation in the Republic of Texas, was the home of Jared E. Groce, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred settlers. Learn how THC uncovered the plantation after 175 years.

Shocked by the December 7, 1941, Empire of Japan attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the United States into World War II, one government response to the war was the incarceration of thousands of Japanese, German, and Italian Americans at Department of Justice Enemy Alien confinement camps.

Coryell was a hero of Texas’ struggle for independence, was a friend of James Bowie and reportedly died protecting settlers in 1837. His grave was lost to history…until

The last land battle of the Civil War was fought a Palmitto Ranch. Since 2007, the THC has been hard at work researching Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark.

In the summer of 1874, U.S. military foruces launched a major campaign, fought mainly in the Texas Panhandle, against the Southern Plains Indians. Today this campaign is known as the Red River War.

The World War II inititavtive was begun in 2005 was a multi-year statewide effort to honor the role of Texas during the Second World War.