The Texas Historical Commission (THC) offers annual awards to recognize worthy accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the preservation of Texas’ heritage.
The THC accepts nominations for the following categories of annual historic preservation awards.
These awards are typically presented the following year at the THC's Real Places Conference. The THC’s most prestigious award, the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, is presented in a special ceremony arranged with staff of the Governor’s Office. Current THC staff members, commissioners, advisory board members, and their immediate families are not eligible to receive any award. Nominations can only be submitted for one award at a time.
Applications for the 2024 period will begin in May.
- Texas Historical Commission Awards Guidelines
- Texas Historical Commission Awards Nomination Cover Form
- Download a complete listing of THC Preservation Awards winners, dating back to 1960.
THC Award of Merit
The THC also offers awards of merit throughout the year. Nominations for the Award of Merit, which recognizes the efforts/contributions of a group or individual involved in preserving Texas’ cultural and historic resources, can be submitted at any time during the year. The presentations of these awards are arranged by THC staff or submitting individuals and organizations as time allows.
Past Award Recipients
Texas Treasure Business Awards
To learn more about the awards given to the state's historic businesses and their contributions to communities across Texas, visit the Texas Treasure Business Awards page.Texas Treasure Business Awards
If you have questions about the THC Preservation Awards Program, please contact the program administrator using the information listed here.
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711