Preserving Texas history and places means many things to many people. For those working for or with the Texas Historical Commission, it means focusing our talent and energy on saving identifiable special places in Texas within the built environment. As a result, and at the direction of the Texas Legislature, we develop projects and programs to meet this goal. We work for all Texans, past, present, and future.

Preserve, Protect, Educate

Two pots, Caddo Mounds artifacts

Archeology

Identifying, protecting, and preserving Texas' irreplaceable archeological heritage

Archeology

French Legation Museum, Austin

Buildings & Property

Providing design and rehabilitation advice to assist with preserving properties

Buildings & Property

Historic train depot, San Angelo

Community Development

Revitalizing historic areas, stimulating tourism, and encouraging economic development

Community Development

Texas Historical Commission's marker, King Ranch

History

Identifying, evaluating, and interpreting the historic and cultural resources of Texas

History

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Of collecting institutions in the U.S. have a backlog in cataloging their collections