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

April 25, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Webinar: Social Media as Your Ally


In order for your organization to stay successful, you need to consider social media as your ally.  Through some useful tips and recommendations that will benefit your business, you’ll be able to navigate through basic platforms and maintain your presence online with ease.

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May 3, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Civility in the Era of #MeToo & Time’s Up

Free Register Imagine a work environment where all communications and interactions were conducted in a civil and respectful manner. Co-workers and customers would be treated respectfully on a consistent basis. There would be no place for harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, unethical actions, or other disrespectful and potentially illegal behaviors. Instead of this idealized picture, studies and polls indicate that workplaces are a reflection of society at-large and that incivility is a serious problem that is getting worse. During this webinar, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Joe Bontke offers a solution to edit and make your own. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM).

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