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

July 25, 2018 | 10:0 am

Webinar: Website Redos

July 25, 2018 10-11 a.m. CST Free Register Is your website outdated? Wondering how to give it a facelift? Texas Historical Commission’s webmaster Jared Porter will share some tips and answer your questions about updating your website.

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August 8, 2018 | 8:30 am

Workshop: Beyond Diversity: Practicing Equity and Inclusion

Date: August 8, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided) Location: Houston Ballet, 601 Preston, Houston, TX 77002 Presenter: artEquity Cost: Free but registration is required

What are key literacies and practices for cultural organizations in the changing landscape (a world where demographic shifts and rapidly evolving definitions of identity are unprecedented)? How might the unique positions of art and history practitioners be used as points of leverage for social change, in artistic collaborations, cultural institutions, and in communities large and small?

This session comes at a time when museums and art communities are exploring their relevance and relationships to the communities they serve. This highly interactive session will provide participants with a framework to examine ideologies of difference; explore personal identity and social location; and develop next steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Texas arts and culture community.

This workshop is presented by the Texas Historical Commission, the Houston Endowment, and the Texas Association of Museums. Download Workshop Agenda

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August 21, 2018 | 10:0 am

Webinar: Better Safe than Sorry: Understanding Hazards Found in Collections

August 21, 2018 10-11 a.m. CST Free Register Museum collections are filled with ordinary objects that contain health and safety hazards for museum staff and volunteers. During this webinar, we will explore how you can identify these objects and work safely around them.

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