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Our Mission

We Are Texans Preserving Texas.

Texas history is unique, colorful, and vast. Realizing the need to preserve Texan's shared history and educate them about their past, the Texas Historical Foundation was incorporated in 1954 as a 501 (c) (3) organization to take on this mission.  Using public donations, THF invests in this work by providing funds to nonprofits that are saving the buildings, artifacts, documents and traditions of the Lone Star past. 


  • Projects Funded


  • Dollars Given Since 1990


  • Issues of Texas HERITAGE Magazine & Counting!


Preserving Texas history for future generations!

A father-and-son duo join forces to talk about history education at The Landmark Inn, a historic lodging-turned-museum in Castroville. David is the director at the historic site, and his 12-year-old son leads visitors through the site’s Alsatian-style buildings on his unique 'Kid Tours'.

By mid 1836, Mark Epperson had built a ferry at the crossing of Trammel’s Trace and Sulphur Fork in present-day Bowie County. The treadwheel boat transported animals, cargo, and mail, and a small settlement built up around the crossing—before roads and railroads ushered in a new era of transportation.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when federal troops arrived in Texas and declared slaves free. General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger showed that the U. S. Army was in the state and committed to emancipation—more than two years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

  • As a member of Randalls “Good Neighbor” program, THF receives a percentage of sales made by shoppers who have linked their Randalls card to the Foundation (number 5148). Funds received are reinvested in state preservation projects.

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