Celebrating More Than 60 Years Preserving Texas Treasures

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On November 17, 2013, the Texas Historical Commission celebrated 60 years of historic preservation. We began in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, formed by the legislature to oversee state historical programs. Three years later, in 1956, county historical survey committees were created in Texas to carry out preservation work at the local level.

We are grateful for your support, and we look forward to working together to save more of the real places that tell the real stories of Texas.

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Serving Texans for 60 Years: House Resolution February 2013

THC Commission Chairs