The Medallion

Download the latest issue to learn more about fascinating new findings at the THC's historic sites and the explosive cannon program at San Jacinto Battleground.


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Follow the THC's social media accounts to learn about activities and events at our state historic sites and other historical trivia.

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Texas Time Travel

Texas Time Travel is your curated, one-stop shop for planning the most authentic journey into the sights and sounds of Texas' past.

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Learn more about the THC's preservation programs, grants and other funding, and tourism and economic development assistance.

Porvenir Massacre Historical Marker

Historical Markers

State historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including buildings, military sites, events that changed the course of local and state history, and individuals.

Exterior of the Fredonia Hotel at sunrise.

Tax Credits

The Texas Historical Commission administers both a state and a federal tax credit program for rehabilitation of historic buildings. Read about the process and how to apply.

Lufkin Main Street

Main Street

The Texas Main Street Program is a powerful tool for reviving local economies and bringing communities together to forge their future.

Books on library shelf

Learning Resources

Learn about Texas history, historical sites and preservation, and other history-related content areas through these free resources for K-12 students and teachers.

Painting of the La Belle ship

La Belle Shipwreck and Fort St. Louis

The THC excavated two of Texas' most important archeological sites relating to an ill-fated 1684 French expedition to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

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