The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission partners with the Texas Historical Commission to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of Texas, securing private philanthropic resources to ensure a lasting legacy for future generations.
Our vision is that there exists ample and sustainable funding and advocacy for the Texas Historical Commission's priority projects and initiatives, made possible through a statewide network of educational and philanthropic resources.
- We believe in exploration and preservation through proactive collaboration
- We respect all Texans, their varied and complex stories, and their support
- We aim to operate with authenticity, dependability, and trust
Preserve, protect, and promote historic resources for the use, education, and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Tell the story of Texas through place-based educational opportunities.
Increase visitation and enhance the visitor experience to historic locations across Texas.
Empower the current and future Texas preservation community by building capacity through technical education, training, and mentoring by THC experts.