The First Lady's Texas Treasures Award promotes and recognizes the heritage experiences locally created to share and preserve our state's diverse legacies. Anita Perry, in her time as a former First Lady of Texas, acted as honorary chair in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission in honoring communities demonstrating a high level of creativity and ingenuity in recognizing and preserving their authentic Texas sense of place. "Preserving Texas' historic treasures ensures that our unique culture and rich heritage is saved for future generations, said former First Lady Anita Perry. "The Texas Treasures Award recognizes communities who embrace the treasures of their past and protect them for the benefit and enjoyment of all Texans' future."
Communities who received the First Lady's Texas Treasures Award not only save and enhance their significant structures, districts, landscapes, and cultural resources, but it makes them vital to contemporary city life while realizing social, economic, and environmental benefits. Their strong preservation ethic, along with stewardship through local collaboration and initiatives, serve as an example for others across Texas.
The following honored communities were awarded the First Lady's Texas Treasures Award in 2009 - 2014. They all demonstrated a high level of creativity and ingenuity in recognizing and preserving their authentic Texas sense of place. Let the awarded communities THC videos below inspire a visit to one of these treasures or preservation of a special place in your community.
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