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

$1.3 Million

Given Since 1990

240 Projects

Received Funding

130 Issues

of Texas Heritage Magazine and Counting

Grant Spotlight

Layers of History Revealed in Saint Jo

Since 2011, the Museum of the Stonewall Saloon, a recent THF grant recipient, has worked with the local Saint Jo community (population 1,020) to preserve the town's 1873 historic building. In the process of removing almost a century's worth of plaster and stucco, the group uncovered fascinating layers of history at the old Chisholm Trail watering hole.

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.