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  • The letters R and P in gold, with the number 24 below it also in gold

    Registration is open for Real Places 2024, the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) historic preservation and heritage tourism conference, which unites people who are passionate about finding, saving, and leveraging the real places and real stories of their communities. Real Places 2024 will take place April 3-5 as a true hybrid experience—attendees will choose to participate in the full conference either in person or virtually.

  • Sebastopol House Museum in Seguin

    The Texas Historical Commission (THC) awarded grant funding to 12 projects from its Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) and financed four additional projects from special earmarked funds available to eligible projects in Dallas at its quarterly meeting on October 27. The THC selected the 16 projects from 37 initial applications to be recipients of the Fiscal Year 2024 TPTF grant awards totaling $892,403.

  • Ships on choppy seas

    The Texas Historical Commission is excited to announce the 2023 Archaeology Fair at the French Legation in Austin Sunday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

  • Thumbnail of Texas Historical Commission historical marker, cropped

    The Texas Historical Commission is currently accepting applications for its undertold historical marker program, intended to address historical gaps, promote diversity of topics, and proactively document significant underrepresented subjects or untold stories.

  • Thumbnail of Tom Lea painting of desert scene with cactus

    The Texas Historical Commission recently launched a mobile tour dedicated to the life and work of prolific artist and El Paso native, Tom Lea. Texas Time Travel Tours is a suite of multimedia mobile tours created by the THC, featuring narrated history, GPS-enabled maps, photo galleries, short videos, and audio clips. The Tom Lea Trail Tour, created in partnership with the Tom Lea Institute, is the 12th statewide tour added to the platform.