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2024 Duda Preservation Awards Underway

The Texas Historical Foundation is excited to announce the first-ever Michael C. Duda Preservation Awards, honoring excellence in preservation with a top prize of $100,000. Eligible nominees are 501(c)(3) or governmental organizations making a significant contribution to the conservation of Texas' physical history through an ongoing preservation project. 

Winners will be announced at the April 20, 2024 Awards event in Dallas. 

2023 Star of Texas a Success!


Click the image to view photos from the March 24 Star of Texas event, held at the Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

The 2023 Star of Texas Award was presented to the Cavender family, recognizing their long-standing commitment to the safeguarding of Lone Star traditions as demonstrated through their business, Cavender's Boot City. Each store promotes the motto of "it's not just what we wear... it's how we live!" and the Texas way of doing buisness. This successful buisness model has included support for statewide causes and advancement of Texas goods and products that reflect the Lone Stare lifestyle and spirit.   

The Texas Historical Foundation would like to thank the Cavender family, as well as the event sponsors for making the evening a success. 

Grant Presentations

Two Houston groups receive Texas Historical Foundation funding for historic preservation projects.

Waco's Dr Pepper Museum receives Texas Historical Foundation grant in support of exhibition space updates.
Dr Pepper Museum┃300 S. 5th St., Waco┃December 18, 2023

Latinos in Heritage Conservation widen the circle of participants in historic preservation with Latinx Preservation Toolkit series.

THF to hold presentation of recent grant to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas November 6 in Washington, D.C. The grant supports DRT's efforts to erect a marker in the U.S. capitol honoring the diplomatic legation from the Republic of Texas.

Press Releases

Thirteen preservation projects across Texas awarded Texas Historical Foundation grants in latest round of funding.

THF is excited to announce the first-ever Michael C. Duda Preservation Awards, honoring excellence in Texas historic preservation with a top prize of $100,000.

Grant recipients announced for Spring 2023!