Since 1991, the Texas Historical Commission has bestowed the prestigious Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to individuals or organizations for efforts in preserving Texas' cultural and historic resources.This award recognizes the higest achievement in preservation of prehistoric and historic heritage.
2013 The Junior Historians Program of the Texas State Historical Association.
2012 Old Spanish Missions, Inc.
2011 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Wildland Firefighting Teams
2010 Clarabelle Snodgrass
2009 Frank and Mary Yturria
2008 Historic Fort Worth, Inc.
2007 Dr. Kathleen Kirk Gilmore
2006 San Antonio Conservation Society
2005 Independent Bankers Association of Texas
2004 Daughters of the Republic of Texas
2003 Julian Read
2002 Dodge Jones Foundation
2001 Judge Jim Lovett
2000 Summerlee Foundation
1999 Harold Courson
1998 Houston Endowment
1997 Dealey Herndon
1996 F. Lee Lawrence
1995 George and Cynthia Mitchell
1994 Dr. David C. De Boe and the Educational Services of the Texas State Historical Association
1993 Texas Highways
1992 The Meadows Foundation
1991 Galveston Historical Foundation