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ASARCO smokestacks, El Paso

Mining Stories in Texas

Our new “Infrastructure Intermission” series focuses on the often-overlooked and less understood part of our review work involving historic infrastructure. In this first feature, we highlight mining history.

Sam Rayburn with FDR at bill signing ceremony

Sam Rayburn House Artifact of the Month: Esterbrook Pens

Our Sam Rayburn House’s museum collection includes pens used by presidents in bill signing ceremonies before being given as gifts to “Mr. Sam.”

Cover of Winter 2016 Medallion

The Medallion

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

Statewide News & Events

  • Real Places 2016 logo - Join us at a heritage travel conference in Austin, Texas

    Heritage tourism is on the rise, as travelers seek authentic experiences at historic and cultural destinations. Presented by the Texas Historical Commission in partnership with the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, Real Places 2016 is a heritage travel conference focusing on this lucrative and growing sector of the tourism industry.

  • Photo of bluebonnets at Fort McKavett State Historic Site

    In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the Texas Historical Commission is offering free admission to all 20 state historic sites Sunday, May 1. Epic military forts, a world-class museum devoted exclusively to World War II in the Pacific Theater, and beautiful historic homes are among the destination options on the THC’s Historic Sites Free Day.

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