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
Identifying, protecting, and preserving Texas' irreplaceable archeological heritage
Buildings & Property
Providing design and rehabilitation advice to assist with preserving properties
Revitalizing historic areas, stimulating tourism, and encouraging economic development
Identifying, evaluating, and interpreting the historic and cultural resources of Texas
Texas Main Street was one of the first coordinating programs in the country, created in 1980