The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.
The THC's award-winning heritage tourism initiative, the Texas Heritage Trails Program, encourages communities, heritage regions, and the state to partner and promote Texas' historic and cultural resources. Successful local preservation efforts increase visitation to cultural and historic sites, bring dollars to Texas communities, and preserves the state's historic resources for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of future generations.