The History of Preservation Texas

Preservation Texas, Inc. was incorporated in December 1985

Leaders from nonprofit preservation groups around the state of Texas met in Austin to discuss the vacuum created by the demise of the Texas Heritage Council, an arm of the Texas Historical Foundation. With its initial trustees at the helm—James T. Bratton (Dallas), Peter Brink (Galveston) and Janet Francis (San Antonio)—Preservation Texas, Inc. (PT) was incorporated in December 1985.

Past Presidents of Preservation Texas:


1986 – Jim Bratton (Dallas)

1987 – Rick Meyer (Austin)

1988 – Rick Meyer (Austin)

1989 – Mike Davis

1990 – Jill Souter (San Antonio)

1991 – Jill Souter (San Antonio)

1992 – Margie Elliott (Houston)

1993 – Margie Elliott (Houston)

1994 – Margie Elliott (Houston)

1995 – Betty Massey (Galveston)

1996 – Betty Massey (Galveston)

1997 – Janet Francis (San Antonio)

1998 – Patrick Heath (Boerne)

1999 – Patrick Heath (Boerne)

2000 – Patrick Heath (Boerne)

2001 – Lynn Vogt (Dallas)

2002 – Lynn Vogt (Dallas)

2003 – Ron Emrich

2004 – Elizabeth Miller Grindstaff

2005 – Elizabeth Miller Grindstaff

2006 – Elizabeth Miller Grindstaff

2007 – Troy Ainsworth (El Paso)

2008 – Troy Ainsworth (El Paso)

2009 – Troy Ainsworth (El Paso)

2010 – Susan Lassell

2011 – Jim Ray (Austin)

2012 – Jim Ray (Austin)

2013 – Charlene Orr (Mesquite)

2014 – Charlene Orr (Mesquite)

2015 – Courtney Read Hoffman (Austin)

2016 – Dwayne Jones (Galveston)

2017 – Dwayne Jones (Galveston)

2018 – Ann Benson McGlone (San Antonio)

2019 – Ann Benson McGlone (San Antonio)

2020 – Roman McAllen (Houston)