Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.

Our Mission
To protect and preserve the state’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of present and future generations.

Our Philosophy
Our business is to preserve and leverage Texas’ diverse history for the social and economic benefit of its citizens. We are committed to:

Preservation Connection: Texas’ Statewide Historic Preservation Plan





upcoming events

February 2, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Webinar: Free Active Shooter Training for Museums

This training program, led by Sergeant Michael Monaghan of the Texas Department of Public Safety, is designed to teach you, as a museum staff, volunteer or board member, to take direct responsibility for your personal safety and security in the museum and beyond. It stresses awareness, preparation, and rehearsal; the keys to safety. You will learn how, with proper mindset and the necessary tools, to be better equipped to react with purpose and to maximize your chance of survival if involved in an active shooter situation. Free but you must register

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February 20, 2018 | 10 a.m.

Free Webinar: Big Marketing for Small Museums

Everyone wants to get the word out about their great museum but some can’t afford a dedicated marketing department. So what can you do to market your site on a small budget?  Mary Jane Connor, Director of Marketing at the Wisconsin Historical Society, shares some of her top tips for small museums with big marketing needs. This webinar is free but you must register.

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