Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
  • Help preserve Texas history by supporting Friends of the Texas Historical CommissionHelp preserve Texas history by supporting Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

    We hope you will join us online February 3-5 for the fifth annual Real Places Conference, a virtual conference focused on preserving, revitalizing, and experiencing the Texas mystique. Registration and sponsorship information available on the conference website.

    Now Accepting Applications for the Preservation Scholars Program Summer 2021 Internships

    The Preservation Scholars internship program places undergraduate and graduate students that identify as part of an underrepresented ethnic and/or cultural group in a ten-week paid summer internship with the Texas Historical Commission. Learn more about the program and application process here. Interested in applying? Register for the next virtual informant session:

    January 28th, 5-6 PM CST | REGISTER

    The application period for summer 2021 is open through March 19, 2021.

    Development Training

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC) coordinates development seminars and webinars 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 trainings are suited for large and small organizations from any discipline with limited development staff, and highlight best practices while facilitating dynamic group interactions to help attendees build and strengthen their fundraising "tool-kit" so they can more effectively and sustainably achieve their mission. Learn more!

    Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Disaster Recovery

    On Saturday, April 13, 2019, a tornado devastated the THC's Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. The visitors center building was destroyed by the storm, and the Caddo Grass House is gone. Many guests at the site were injured by the storm, and one visitor lost her life.

    While the damage was extensive, the Caddo Mounds themselves, along with the site's invaluable archeological and cultural history, were left untouched.

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is raising funds to rebuild the grass house, a precious structure that was a labor of love by members of the Caddo Nation and the community. Learn more about the fundraising efforts here.

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