How You Can Help Preserve the Past

  • Children at state historic site archeological dig

    Opportunities abound to assist at one of the THC’s State Historic Sites throughout Texas. You can participate in a special event or service project as an individual or a group, or you can join a site's Friends group. Site host volunteer opportunities are available at some sites.

  • Texas Archeological Steward working at a archeological dig

    Founded in 1984, the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network (TASN) is a group of highly trained and motivated avocational archeologists who work on a volunteer basis. Each year stewards devote thousands of hours to assisting landowners, recording archeological sites, and giving public talks. The TASN is one of the most innovative programs of its kind in the nation and has served as the model for similar programs in other states.

Leave a Legacy

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) offers several opportunities to assist Texans interested in leaving a legacy by donating property or easements. A donor’s generosity will help preserve and protect Texas’ significant resources for future generations and, in the process, provide potentially significant tax benefits. With the help of the THC, this can be accomplished in three ways: conservation easements, land banking and the Revolving Properties Fund.

Learn more about leaving a legacy in Texas