Undertold Markers

Beginning in 2006, the THC began collecting a state-mandated $100 marker application fee “to establish an account to offer funding incentives for special or priority markers." Funds are intended to address historical gaps, promote diversity of topics, and proactively document significant underrepresented subjects or untold stories.  

The THC accepts nominations for undertold marker funding through the Marker Application Fund from May 1 through June 15 each year.

The 2016 Undertold application period is closed. To view the list of topics we received for the 2016 Undertold round, click here. The 2016 Undertold markers will be announced following the THC quarterly meeting at the end of July.

 NEW! - What topics score well in the Undertold Program? Find out here.


Topics funded in previous years include the following. More details about each marker can be found on the Historic Sites Atlas database.


  • Emma Tenayuca (Bexar Co.)
  • Andrew "Rube" Foster (Robertson Co.)  
  • Lexie Dean Robertson (Van Zandt Co.)
  • Timothy Smith (Anderson Co.)         
  • Mabel Welch (El Paso Co.)
  • Tim Cole (Tarrant Co.)



  • Galveston Movement (Galveston Co.)
  • Houston's First Sit-in (Harris Co.)
  • Terry v. Adams (Fort Bend Co.)


  • Sabine Farms (Harrison Co.)  
  • Antioch Colony (Hays Co.)    
  • Quakertown (Denton Co.)
  • Cologne Community (Goliad Co.)



  • Hidalgo Park Quiosco (RTHL) (Harris Co.)
  • Sherman County Courthouse (Sherman Co.)
  • Moorland YMCA Building (Dallas Co.)
  • Arroyo Colorado Lift Bridge (Cameron Co.)
  • Hezikiah Haskell House (Travis Co.)

Hidalgo Park Quiosco       

Groups and Organizations

  • Belton Woman’s Commonwealth (Bell Co.)   
  • Chinese Immigration to El Paso (El Paso Co.)
  • Little Schools of the 400 (Jackson Co.)