Posts Categorized: General

Cultural Landscape Report Completed for Bassett Farms Conservancy

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The preparation of a Cultural Landscape Report for the core acreage of Bassett Farms Conservancy has been completed by MIG, Inc. The site history was prepared by Preservation Texas staff. Funding for the report included a grant of $50,000 from the Still Water Foundation and $30,000 from the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Preservation Trust Fund…. More »

PT Awarded $2,500 Grant from the Texas Historical Foundation

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  Preservation Texas has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Texas Historical Foundation toward the restoration of the storefront of the circa 1915 White’s Hardware Building in Kosse (Limestone County). The building will serve as the future Bassett Farms Conservancy Visitor Center; it had been the Kosse City Hall for nearly 30 years…. More »

PT Awarded $25,000 Grant from National Trust

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Preservation Texas has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fondren Fund for Texas. This funding will support the development of focused preservation plans and engineering studies for projects that will be awarded grants through our National Park Service-funded Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Program. Preservation Texas is grateful… More »

Hunick to Join PT As Communications Manager, Central Texas Program Officer

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Preservation Texas has hired Samantha Hunick as our statewide Communications Manager and Central Texas Program Officer (CTPO). Sam grew up in Marble Falls and is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Environmental Design. She received her master’s degree in Preservation Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. With her… More »

Preservation Texas is Hiring: Central Texas Program Officer

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Preservation Texas is hiring a Central Texas Program Officer (CTPO). The CTPO will coordinate and deliver Preservation Texas’s historic preservation programs and initiatives within a 28-county region. The position will also be responsible for managing statewide Communications and Membership for Preservation Texas. This position is made possible in part by the generous support of The… More »

PT Announces 15 Finalists for the Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Program

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Preservation Texas has announced that fifteen Black history sites will be invited to submit proposals for preservation funding from its new $750,000 Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Fund.  The fifteen projects include historic churches, schools, lodge halls, and a commercial building, each with unique preservation challenges. “Preservation Texas developed this grant program to support the… More »

PT Announces 2021 Most Endangered Places List

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Since 2004, our list of Most Endangered Places has served as a reminder that there are some places that must not be lost because they are too important. It has served as a call to action to ensure that treasured sites will endure for generations to come. And through statewide collaboration, it has empowered those… More »

Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant – Preliminary Applications Due January 7, 2022

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The grant application deadline has passed. We look forward to reviewing the grant submissions that were received. Preservation Texas is pleased to announce that we are now accepting Preliminary Applications (the link will take you to Submittable.com) for our new Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Program. This program will provide matching grants of up to $75,000… More »

PT Awarded Major $750,000 National Park Service Grant for its Rural Texas African-American Heritage Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2021 Contact: NewsMedia @ nps.gov Info @ preservationtexas.org WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the award of $750,000 to Preservation Texas for its Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants program.  Preservation Texas is one of 11 recipients in 10 states to receive a share of $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country. The Preservation Texas program will create… More »