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 history through its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning.
Our Mission is to protect and preserve the state’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of present and future generations.
Our business is to preserve and leverage Texas history for the social and economic benefit of its citizens. We are committed to:
Empowering our local, state, and national partners to effectively preserve the resources that keep Texas history alive
Teaching Texas communities to use historic assets to help create economic opportunities and foster a sense of place
Cultivating a culture of creativity and excellence for our employees
Serving the residents of Texas and our diverse clients with the highest standards of professionalism, responsiveness, consistency, accountability, and ethics