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    25th Anniversary Celebration Events

    The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is celebrating it's 25th anniversary in 2021! We will be holding events throughout the year to celebrate--both virtual, and in-person later in the year at the Texas Historical Commission's state historic sites. We hope you are able to join in helping us celebrate 25 years of serving as a critical nonprofit partner to the Texas Historical Commission! 



    Thursday, December 2, 6:00 p.m. CST
    The Crown Jewels of Texas Architecture: Preserving Texas' Historic Courthouses
    Platform: Zoom (Registrants will receive the link to the event via email closer to the event date)
    Cost: Free

    Started in 1999 by then Governor George W. Bush and the 76th Texas Legislature, the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program has restored over 70 of the state’s historic county courthouses with over $320 million in grants, and inspired the revitalization of dozens of historic downtowns across the state.

    Join Susan Tietz, Coordinator of one of the nation’s most important preservation grant programs, and hear stories about and see progress and final images of the restoration of some of the most iconic historic building’s in both rural and urban communities of Texas.