National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward Conference, November 15-18 in Houston: PT recommended sessions

The National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward Conference is in Houston, Texas, November 15-18, 2016. This is a great opportunity for preservationist across the state to attend workshops and sessions. The following are sessions that Preservation Texas recommends for our members. Each of these sessions can be registered for individually without having to sign-up for the full conference. Fundraising and Board Basics for Grassroots and Cultural Heritage Organizations in Preservation, Tuesday, Nov. 15 The Preservation Leadership Training… More »

Endangered Buildings Fund: Give today

The Preservation Texas Endangered Buildings Fund is set aside to assist buildings under threat. The Fund goes directly to advocacy and education. Please contribute today and help our efforts to act quickly and decisively to save the most endangered buildings in Texas. CONTRIBUTE TODAY

PT Supports Designation of Fort Brown as National Monument

Download a PDF of the letter here. The Honorable Filemon Vela United States House of Representatives 437 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Dear Congressman Vela: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Preservation Texas, I write in support of the designation of historic Fort Brown as a National Monument. The original Fort Brown Earthworks, completed in 1846, is the only such fort in the United States built for the U.S.-Mexican War. Fort… More »

PT Advocates for Historic Austin State Hospital

Preservation Texas submitted the following written comment to the State of Texas, which is considering the future of the historic Austin State Hospital campus. (Link to PDF below.)   We appreciate the opportunity to provide written comment on the future of the Austin State Hospital campus (ASH).  ASH is a monumental historic, architectural and cultural asset that has belonged to and served the people of Texas for over 150 years. At its inception, Texans took great… More »