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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

State Preservation Plan - 10 year review

Tracey Silverman passes along this news.

Logo for the Texas Historical Commission Statewide Plan




Every 10 years, the THC and our partners develop a Statewide Preservation Plan for Texas. This is an important opportunity to lay a pathway for Texans to preserve, protect and leverage our historic and cultural assets for the betterment of our communities. We envision this plan being a dynamic, web-based tool loaded with resources, best practices, case studies and local applications. It will have an eye toward achievable goals and activities that we can all implement at the local, regional and state level. But in order for this plan to be about you, we need your help. Here are two easy ways you can get involved:


1.      Come to a planning forum. We'll be in your neck of the woods this summer, so mark your calendars for a statewide planning forum near you. Get up to date details on these forums, including printable flyers, by visiting our meetings page.

·         Canyon - May 20, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

·         Canton - May 25, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Canton Plaza Museum

·         Beaumont - June 15, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse

·         El Paso - June 28, 6-8:30 p.m.  (location TBD)

·         Alpine - June 29, evening reception; June 30, planning forum, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Big Bend

·         Brownsville - July 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Alonso Building

·         San Angelo - July 22, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Cactus Hotel

·         Austin - July 28, 4-6:30 p.m. (location TBD)

RSVP to any of these meetings by contacting Rebecca Orr at or 512.936.9615.

2.      Visit our blog! We recently launched the Statewide Plan blog as a tool to keep everyone informed and involved. You'll find information about the plan and work to date, our draft themes/issues, news, resources and ways to get involved. We envision the blog to be an open dialogue about historic preservation, the challenges we face and the opportunities we can harness through a statewide plan. Come often and share what's on your mind.

We look forward to your participation!


Tracey Silverman, Agency Planner, Administrative Division, Texas Historical Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Austin, TX 78711-2276, 512.936.9615.

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