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12 million

The number of students museums provide hands-on experiences to each year

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Close up of the Texas Heritage Trail Regions

Texas Heritage Trails: 50th Anniversary Regional Roundup

The Stay an Extra Day Sweepstakes encourages travelers to explore the state’s diverse regions. But where did this "extra day" idea originate?

Houston Emancipation Avenue Main Street stakeholders met with Texas Main Street Program and Town Square Initiative staff

The Story of Houston’s Third Ward and Emancipation Avenue

How can we use cultural history as a catalyst to economically revitalize a neighborhood?

Medallion cover WWI statue

The Medallion

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

Statewide News & Events

  • Owners of rapidly deteriorating historic or archeological resources in Texas can apply for grant funding from the Texas Historical Commission. The THC encourages applications for projects that involve properties, sites, or collections that address issues of ethnic diversity and other historically underserved subjects, groups, and property types. Heritage education projects are also eligible for funding.

  • Karnes County Courthouse_web

    The Texas Historical Commission announced grant recipients for Round X of the nationally recognized Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP) during its April 27 quarterly meeting in San Felipe. The THC awarded matching grants totaling $19,713,303 to 15 counties to aid in preservation of their historic courthouses, including four grants to undertake full restorations.

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