The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.
The Bexar County Historical Commission was established in 1967 to preserve, protect, and promote the rich history of Bexar County. The Commission initiates actions and cooperates with state and local programs to encourage awareness of historic preservation and foster appreciation of Bexar County's historical significance. The Commission has five standing committees: Historical Markers, History Appreciation, Oral History, Historic Structures and Places, and Cemeteries.
The Caldwell County Historical Commission was created as an arm of county government in 1974 and has since won many awards for historical preservation. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Thursday of every month except August and September in the public meeting room at the First Lockhart National Bank, on San Antonio Street. For more information on programs and activities please consult this site or write to P.O. Box 297, Lockhart, TX 78644. You may call 512-398-5879, and leave a message on the answering machine.
The Kerr County Historical Commission is a county agency made up of volunteer residents for the purpose of initiating programs suggested by the Texas Historical Commission at Austin for the preservation of the historical heritage of the county. It is the responsibility of the Commission to determine the existence of historical buildings, sites or cemeteries and to explore. describe, explain and record information regarding the history of Kerr County.
The primary purpose of the Office of Historic Preservation is to preserve and protect the unique historic structures, archaeological sites, and design features of San Antonio. On August 10, 1967, City Council passed and approved an enabling ordinance that created the Board of Review for historic districts. The ordinance also set forth the rules and guidelines for creating historic districts, regulations for exterior changes to historic structures and sites, and the process concerning applications for permits.
Preservation Action is a 501c4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training and through direct contact with elected representatives.