Since 1991, the Texas Historical Commission has presented the prestigious Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to individuals or organizations for efforts in preserving Texas' cultural and historic resources.This award recognizes the highest achievement in preservation of prehistoric and historic heritage.
2021 Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.
2020 Community Historical Archaelogy Project with Schools (CHAPS), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
2019 Apollo Mission Control Center Restoration Team, Houston
2018 Texas Heritage Trails Regions Boards of Directors
2017 Betty Oglesbee
2015 Texas Land Title Association
2014 Truett and Harriet Latimer
2013 The Junior Historians Program of the Texas State Historical Association.
2012 Old Spanish Missions, Inc.
2011 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Wildland Firefighting Teams
2010 Clarabelle Snodgrass
2009 Frank and Mary Yturria
2008 Historic Fort Worth, Inc.
2007 Dr. Kathleen Kirk Gilmore
2006 San Antonio Conservation Society
2005 Independent Bankers Association of Texas
2004 Daughters of the Republic of Texas
2003 Julian Read
2002 Dodge Jones Foundation
2001 Judge Jim Lovett
2000 Summerlee Foundation
1999 Harold Courson
1998 Houston Endowment
1997 Dealey Herndon
1996 F. Lee Lawrence
1995 George and Cynthia Mitchell
1994 Dr. David C. De Boe and the Educational Services of the Texas State Historical Association
1993 Texas Highways
1992 The Meadows Foundation
1991 Galveston Historical Foundation