Fast Facts

June 24, 1807

The date that explorer Zebulon Pike camped near Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

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From the THC Blog

Bringing Texas Barbecue History to the Table

Regardless of approach, the history of barbecue in Texas boasts a fascinating mix of cultures and techniques that spawned the smorgasbord of cuisines many people enjoy today.

From Doris to Dwight

Texans have always contributed a surplus of soldiers and resources to the nation’s military. But several of the state’s participants in World War II went above and beyond the call of duty.

The Medallion

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

Statewide News & Events

  • In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) and Mother’s Day, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is happy to announce that THC State Historic Sites will be providing FREE admission to Mothers at select sites over Mother’s Day weekend (May 8 and May 9).

  • The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission was awarded a grant of $201,335 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant Fund for the development and implementation of a "Digital Engagement and Crisis Response Program for Texas State Historic Sites."

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