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EVERY PLACE
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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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Texas Archeological Stewardship Network

Annual Fundraising Goal: $15,000 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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Settlement and Survival Along the Lower Rio Grande

In 1749, Spain appointed José de Escandón with a project to bring settlers north from the interior provinces of the Seno Mexican to the area between the Rio Grande and San Antonio river, known as Nuevo Santander. Small towns were established along the Rio Grande, and settlers formed not only sizeable settlements but ranches and farms. Join us for a virtual presentation and discussion with Mary Margaret McAllen exploring the success of these settlers and the arrival of newcomers over the next decades.

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Evolution of Overnight Accommodations

Join Leslie Wolfenden, THC’s Historic Resources Survey Coordinator, for a virtual presentation and discussion exploring the evolution of boarding houses and hotels, auto camps, cabin camps, cottage courts, motor courts, and more recently the motor inn and highway hotel.

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The Green Book and HBCUs in Texas

Back during the modern Jim Crow era, African Americans endured discriminatory hazards while traveling around the country. To circumnavigate these unwelcome situations, they used various travel guides to locate where they could purchase gas, get a haircut, buy a meal, sleep for the night, or enjoy some entertainment.

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Real Places 2023 Conference

Enjoy the opportunity to network with and learn from County Historical Commissions, Main Street managers, historic preservation officers, design review boards, architects, engineers, historians, archeologists, curators, interpreters, educators, nonprofit staff and volunteers, THC staff, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and many more.

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Celebrating the Old and the New (Summer 2022)

Past Matters Summer 2022; posted on 08/01/2022 A Note from the Executive Director By Anjali Kaul Zutshi A very happy […]

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Meet the Scholars Helping to Preserve Texas History (Summer 2022)

Past Matters Summer 2022; posted on 08/01/2022 Cultivating Diverse Young Voices in Preservation By Anjali Kaul Zutshi, FTHC Executive Director […]

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A Gift Many Years in the Making (Summer 2022)

Past Matters Summer 2022; posted on 08/01/2022 The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission Celebrates the Legacy of Lana Hughes […]

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You’ve Got to Have Friends (Summer 2022)

Past Matters Summer 2022; posted on 08/01/2022 The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission Brings Essential Help and Vision to […]

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