What is a Texas historical marker?

What is a Texas historical marker?

As one of the most visible programs of the Texas Historical Commission (THC), historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including: the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and military sites; events that changed the course of local and state …

How do I get a historical marker?

Join your local historical society if you have one and ask if they have a marker program. If you don’t have a historical society, contact the relevant committee or authority. Advocating for historical preservation in your area can really make a difference.

How to apply for a historical marker in Texas?

Approved marker topics will be announced following the Commissioner’s July 27th Quarterly Meeting. The historical marker process in Texas begins at the county level. After you have reviewed all the relevant information on this page, contact your county historical commission chair if you are interested in submitting an application.

How to replace a Texas Centennial Marker in Texas?

To order a replacement for a damaged or missing marker, including replacement parts for Texas Centennial markers, use the Marker Replacement Form in Word (*see note below). The form must have the County Historical Commission permission. To add or correct information on a marker (one sentence in length),…

Is the Texas Historical Commission free on mother’s day?

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) and Mother’s Day, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is happy to announce that THC State Historic Sites will be providing FREE admission to Mothers at select sites over Mother’s Day weekend (May 8 and May 9).

Who are the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission?

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission was awarded a grant of $201,335 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant Fund for the development and implementation of a “Digital Engagement and Crisis Response Program for Texas State Historic Sites.”