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
year that the Texas Highway Department built its first roadside parks to provide places for travelers to stop and relax