Fast Facts

1,423,419

Number of volunteer hours dedicated to local Main Street programs since 2001, valued at more than $35 million

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From the THC

Bayonet training at Camp Bowie

WWI: Lone Star Legacy

Read an overview of the Great War, including a general timeline, impact, and the role of Texas.

Fort McKavett’s telegraph system in use

Shrinking the Nation: Telegraphy at Fort McKavett

Our Fort McKavett State Historic Site now has a telegraph system to demonstrate how frontier soldiers communicated rapidly across great distances.

The Medallion

THC’s official magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism.

Statewide News & Events

  • Entries are still being accepted for the 2017 Celebrate Main Street Sweepstakes to win a trip for two to Harlingen. The prize package includes two nights of lodging at the Courtyard by Marriot Harlingen, meals at local restaurants like Colletti’s Italian Restaurant and popular El Sombrero Mexican restaurant, plus other fun-filled activities in downtown Harlingen.

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