Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
  • TPWD tour guide at Hueco Fair in El Paso TPWD tour guide at Hueco Fair in El Paso
  • Buffalo Soldier ReenactorsBuffalo Soldier Reenactors
  • Denton County CourthouseDenton County Courthouse
  • Texas Archeology Month - Surprises AboundTexas Archeology Month - Surprises Abound
  • Burnam Ferry Monument Rededication CeremonyBurnam Ferry Monument Rededication Ceremony

Who We Are

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

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. 

Our Values

  • 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


Our Goals

Our goals are to preserve, protect, and promote historic resources for the use, education, and enjoyment of present and future generations; to tell the story of Texas through place-based educational opportunities; to increase visitation and enhance the visitor experience to historic locations across Texas; and to empower the current and future Texas preservation community by building capacity through technical education, training, and mentoring by THC experts.