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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. 

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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

San Antonio-based nonprofits with projects supported by Texas Historical Foundation grants; the Texas Heritage Project of American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions develops exhibits from their archive, while Mexican American Civil Rights Institute pursues National Register of Historic Places inclusion for a Corpus Christi home associated with landmark civil rights case.

Texans Take Flight: THF presents grants to Lone Star Flight Museum, Houston, and Braniff Airways Foundation, Dallas.

McFarland House | 3805 Red River St, Austin | August 22, 2023
Preservation Austin recognized with THF grant for restoration efforts at Austin's beloved McFarland House.

Plano Masonic Lodge | 1414 J Ave, Plano | July 28, 2023
NTMHM&L receive grant in support of preservation work at one of Plano's oldest cemeteries.

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!