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

Archeology

Identifying, protecting, and preserving Texas' irreplaceable archeological heritage

Archeology

Buildings & Property

Providing design and rehabilitation advice to assist with preserving properties

Buildings & Property

Community Development

Revitalizing historic areas, stimulating tourism, and encouraging economic development

Community Development

History

Identifying, evaluating, and interpreting the historic and cultural resources of Texas

History

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Facts

59%

Of collecting institutions in the U.S. have had their collections damaged by light exposure