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

1987 – Rick Meyer

1988 – Rick Meyer

1989 – Mike Davis

1990 – Jill Souter

1991 – Jill Souter

1992 – Margie Elliott

1993 – Margie Elliott

1994 – Margie Elliott

1995 – Betty Massey

1996 – Betty Massey

1997 – Janet Francis

1998 – Patrick Heath

1999 – Patrick Heath

2000 – Patrick Heath


2001 – Lynn Vogt

2002 – Lynn Vogt

2003 – Ron Emrich

2004 – Elizabeth Miller Grindstaff

2005 – Elizabeth Miller Grindstaff

2006 – Elizabeth Miller Grindstaff

2007 – Troy Ainsworth

2008 – Troy Ainsworth

2009 – Troy Ainsworth

2010 – Susan Lassell

2011 – Jim Ray

2012 – Jim Ray

2013 – Charlene Orr

2014 – Charlene Orr

2015 – Courtney Read-Hoffman