About Preservation Texas

The advocate for preserving the historic resources of Texas

Preservation Texas (PT) is the only private, nonprofit membership organization in the state, dedicated to protecting Texas’ histories resources.

PT is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board accomplishes the work of the organization with four standing committees: Advocacy, Board Development, Organizational Visibility and Resource Development. Some of our annual programs include:

Our Annual Honor Awards Program serves the valuable purpose of encouraging the preservation of Texas’ significant historic sites by recognizing worthy efforts and projects. Preservation Texas honors individuals, government officials, businesses, organizations and news media that have made significant contributions to preservation efforts in Texas.

The Most Endangered Places (MEP) Program, initiated in 2003, focuses attention on, and encourages appreciation of, Texas’ threatened historic properties. Through the MEP Program, PT provides services to at-risk historic properties by leveraging and fostering partnerships, coordinating assistance, ranging from advocacy and technical services, and helps empower stewards of the MEP sites.

Preservation Day and Preservation Summit. Working with a grassroots network, PT provides a unified voice for historic preservation in Texas. This is accomplished using an e-Advocacy network that reaches thousands of people in an instant with important news alerts and legislative updates and hosting annual Preservation Day events. During most State legislative sessions, PT hosts Preservation Day, a series of educational and advocacy sessions.

The Preservation Summit is an opportunity to identify issues related to the preservation of the historic built environment, develop strategic approaches and solutions to the issues, and to cultivate partnerships across the state.

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