YOURS, MINE, AND OURS – HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE
Victorian mansions, sacred burial mounds, important battlegrounds, and stone fortresses are among the compelling remains of our state’s great history. State historic sites populate the Texas landscape from El Paso to Houston, preserving a cultural heritage that spans several hundred years of history and several thousand of our prehistoric period. State, county and city agencies all participate in historical restoration and preservation including the Texas Historical Commission. Sites like the adobe Magoffin Home in El Paso, representing family life in the Southwest borderlands during the 19th century, the stone ruins of Fort Griffin near Albany, and the Sabine Pass Battleground outside Port Arthur are a few of the twenty restored and interpreted historic sites where history becomes an experience. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department conserves their own set of sites including the pictograph shelter paintings at Hueco Tanks east of El Paso, Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery overlooking LaGrange and over twenty parks with buildings and site improvements made by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression are just of thirty-three TPWD sites. Individual communities also take pride in their heritage by preserving local landmarks through county and city agencies and by nonprofit, community-based historical associations, organizations, and clubs.