Texas Statewide Preservation Plan

Every 10 years the Texas Historical Commission, in collaboration with our partners, develops a Statewide Historic Preservation Plan for Texas. This plan is an opportunity to lay a pathway, or perhaps blaze a trail, for Texans to preserve, protect, and leverage our historic and cultural fabric for the betterment of our communities statewide.

As you explore the plan, make sure to: 

  • Use the vision and goals of this plan as a framework for your own local preservation planning and customize strategies for your community or organization.
  • Read the THC's Implementation Plan (PDF) for more details on how we will accomplish our goals.
  • Consider projects from local preservation groups that align with plan goals, as well as, case studies and resources that are highlighted in the updated 2016 Plan; web link to this document is featured below.
  • Share this with members of your organization, interested friends, family and colleagues.

More About the Statewide Preservation Plan

What's New

2016 Update Released

The THC undertook a formal assessment of the plan's accomplishments and relevance at the end of calendar year 2015. This process included an online public survey, discussions with our local preservation advocacy partners, and a comprehensive study of progress towards the outcomes. The plan has been revised and updated to reflect our progress to date and identify areas of focus through 2020. Download the updated version and review the new chapter, Gauging Our Progress, to see all we have accomplished in the last five years!