Fast Facts

2.6 billion

Items in historic, cultural, and scientific collections in the U.S. are not protected by an emergency plan and are at great risk

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History Programs Division staff

Ask the Preservation Experts

THC historians, archeologists, and architectural reviewers provide assistance to County Historical Commissions to help Texans understand the value of their history and historic resources.

Roping demonstration in Rio Grande City

Be Inspired in Laredo and Rio Grande City in Two-Day Heritage Tourism Workshop

On March 6–7, the cities of Laredo and Rio Grande City will debut new tours and cultural demonstrations developed through participation in our Heritage Tourism Program workshops.

The Medallion

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

Statewide News & Events

  • THC Diversity Intern and Staff

    Applications are now open through March 20 for the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Diversity Internship Program. The Diversity Internship Program builds interest and awareness in historic preservation, specifically among students from underrepresented cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

  • Texas flag

    Texas Independence Day commemorates the day in 1836 that Texas revolutionaries, including Sam Houston and José Antonio Navarro, proudly declared Texas’ independence from Mexico. This declaration made at Washington-on-the-Brazos preceded the tragic losses at the Alamo and Goliad, and Texas’ victory over Gen. Santa Anna at San Jacinto.

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