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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. 


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  • Issues of Texas HERITAGE Magazine & Counting!


Preserving Texas history for future generations!

North American colonial ranchers first observed the effects of southern cattle fever, a tick-borne disease, as early as the mid-eighteenth century. Symptoms included “high fever, swollen spleen, engorged liver, thick bile, and bloody urine.” Although the disease originated outside of Texas, it became increasingly prevalent among Texas longhorns.

Director and producer Olive Talley introduces the newest component of the story of the Gault Archaeological Site in Central Texas: the Gault Film. Talley gives us a sneak peek into the the life of eminent Texas lithic archaeologist Mike Collins and his 30 year journey to preserve this remarkable site and its wealth of knowledge.

Jessica Lee Hamlin, executive director of the Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center (SHUMLA), an organization investigating the prehistoric rock art murals of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, discusses the merits and complications of digital preservation.

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