We are Texans Preserving Texas.

Incorporated in 1954 as a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Texas Historical Foundation provides funds to preservationists who are saving the buildings, artifacts, documents, and traditions of the Lone Star past.

This work is done using privately raised money and no tax dollars.

Texas HERITAGE Magazine

The organization also publishes an award-winning quarterly that tells the stories of the events and the people who shaped this state—and of those working today to make sure the next generation knows what it means to be a Texan.

Become a THF Member Today to Receive Your Subscription >
Accomplishments

$1.4 Million

Given Since 1990

251 Projects

Received Funding

132 Issues

of Texas Heritage Magazine and Counting

Grant Spotlight

Women in Texas History Book Series Support

The Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History and Texas A&M University Press have partnered to produce the first in their  “Women in Texas History” book series. The first title, Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas, by Light Townsend Cummins, was recently published, supported in part by a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation.

View Project >

Join Our Effort

Membership

If being a Texan is part of your identity, and you think that saving the Lone Star heritage is important, join THF today. Business memberships are also available.

Learn More

Donate

Gifts and memorial donations are used for grants to hard-working preservationists. A contribution to THF touches the past...and the future.

Learn More

Planned Giving

Provide a lifetime of help by including THF in your estate planning, naming the organization in your will or insurance policies.

Learn More
  • Star of Texas

    Don Frost, center, representing Frost Bank, 2012

    The THF Star of Texas Award honors exceptional contributions to historic preservation in the state.

  • Star of Texas

    J.P. Bryan, preservationist and businessman, 2014

    The THF Star of Texas Award honors exceptional contributions to historic preservation in the state.