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Hotel Drover | 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth, TX 76164 | Friday, March 24, 2023

Archeologist Dr. Michael Collins at the Gault archeological site, photo courtesy of the Gault School for Archeological Research

The Texas Historical Foundation Star of Texas Award honors individuals or businesses for their exceptional contributions towards preserving the Lone Star State's history and inspiring its future. 

The prestigious award is being presented in 2023 to the Cavender family, founders of Cavender's, an iconic Texas company with an important contribution to preserving and promoting Texas culture across the state and nation through its retail endeavors.


THF Vice President Debbie Cartwright has organized a presentation for recent grant recipients Neill-Cochran House Museum on Wednesday Dec. 7th at 2 PM.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum | 1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg | December 1, 2022
Grant presentation scheduled for Fall 2022 THF grant recipients Rosenberg Railroad Museum; funds were awarded to support ongoing maintenance of the Museum's collection of antique rail artifacts and the upgrade of their archive.

Nuevo Santander Gallery | 717 N. Main St, McAllen | Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
Presentation date announced for Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas for their grant to fund interpretative signage at Cementerio del Barrio de los Lipanes.

El Paso Museum of History | 510 N. Santa Fe St., El Paso | October 13, 2022
Upcoming grant presentation for Summer 2022 THF grant recipients El Paso Museum of History Foundation to be held Thursday, October 13 in El Paso.


Press Releases

Eleven Texas projects secure funding in the most recent round of Texas Historical Foundation grants.

Seven preservation groups in Texas are winners of the latest round of grants from the Texas Historical Foundation. Learn more about the Summer 2022 recipients.

THF names as its new Executive Director, David Preziosi, a 25-year veteran in the field of historic preservation. Preziosi joins THF from Preservation Dallas, where during his tenure as Executive Director he was responsible for preservation, education, and outreach in service of protecting Dallas' historic landmarks.