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Announcing the Michael C. Duda Preservation Awards

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. 

Nomination applications are available now, with submissions open June 1 -  August 1, 2023. To learn more about the award, visit


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

Presentations of Spring 2023 THF grants to the Architecture & Design Foundation, Dallas, and Archer County Museum & Arts Center, Archer City.

Aldredge House | 5500 Swiss Ave, Dallas | May 5, 2023
A presentation of the THF grant to Friends of Aldredge House in support of their Living History production of The Writer and the Rancher play will take place at the historic Aldredge House in Dallas.

Two Galveston-area THF grant presentations to take place May 5, 2023.

Bartlett Activities Center | 300 W. Bell Street, Bartlett | April 22, 2023
Recent grant supports restoration of the 1909 Bartlett Grammar School building.

Press Releases

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!

Eleven grant recipients named for Texas Historical Foundation's Winter 2023 funding cycle. Winners include The Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Austin, and Tom Lea Institute, El Paso.