Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

Real Places 2021 Conference

We hope you will join us online February 3–5 for the fifth annual Real Places Conference. Early-bird registration is now open for the virtual conference. 

Presented by Phoenix I Restoration and Construction and hosted by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, this year's conference is packed with all the exceptional content you've come to expect from Real Places. Despite challenges posed by going virtual for the first time, we’re confident we’ve put together a quality conference that meets our high standards. We’re proud to share the robust schedule, featuring 44 speakers from across Texas and the U.S. and 28 sessions on a variety of historic preservation and heritage tourism topics.

The Real Places Conference provides opportunities to learn from and network with county historical commissions, Main Street managers and board members, historic preservation officers and design review boards, architects and engineers, historians, archeologists, curators, interpreters, managers of museums and historic sites, as well as Texas Historical Commission staff, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and other partner agencies.

We are working to bring everyone back together for an in-person conference in February 2022.

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