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  • Lynn County Courthouse, Tahoka

    The Texas Historical Commission announced grant recipients for Round IX of the nationally recognized Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program during its July 22 quarterly meeting in Austin. The agency awarded matching grants totaling $20,162,369 to eight counties to aid in preservation of their historic courthouses, including four grants for full historic restorations.

  • Photo of parade in Fort Worth

    On April 6, 2017, Texans will observe the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In observance of the upcoming centennial, the Texas Historical Commission is collaborating with the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration to honor the role of Texas and Texans in the Great War.

  • Along with swimming holes and fireworks, road trips are a traditional part of Texas summer adventures. During July, the Texas Historical Commission and Texas Water Development Board will embark on a virtual road trip featuring photos of two of the state’s most iconic landmarks: windmills and water towers.

  • Photo of Fort Griffin State Historic Site

    This month, you can beat the daytime heat and visit the Texas Historical Commission’s state historic sites for fun summer nights. Several of the 20 historic sites will stay open late and offer special events the whole family will enjoy.

  • Photo of buildings damaged during Hurricane Ike.

    The Texas Historical Commission can assist property owners, local officials, and government agencies in communities impacted by the recent weather events in Texas. The agency can also advise owners of historic properties on the proper clean-up, rehabilitation techniques, and technical preservation issues in the aftermath of a disaster.