The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission partners with the Texas Historical Commission to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of Texas, securing private philanthropic resources to ensure a lasting legacy for future generations.
Our vision is that there exists ample and sustainable funding and advocacy for the Texas Historical Commission's priority projects and initiatives, made possible through a statewide network of educational and philanthropic resources.
- We believe in exploration and preservation through proactive collaboration
- We respect all Texans, their varied and complex stories, and their support
- We aim to operate with authenticity, dependability, and trust
Our goals are to preserve, protect, and promote historic resources for the use, education, and enjoyment of present and future generations; to tell the story of Texas through place-based educational opportunities; to increase visitation and enhance the visitor experience to historic locations across Texas; and to empower the current and future Texas preservation community by building capacity through technical education, training, and mentoring by THC experts.