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About the Historical Commission

What is the County Historical Commission?

The official state agency for historical preservation, the Texas Historical Commission (THC), was created originally in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee by the Texas Legislature.  It retained that title until the 63rd Legislature changed it to the Texas Historical Commission.

The Montgomery County Historical Commission (MCHC) is a duly constituted organization of the Montgomery County government composed of citizen members who are appointed by the County Commissioners and serve for two-year terms.  The Commission reports to the County Judge and the Commissioners Court, and also to the Texas Historical Commission.

The County Historical Commission has followed the Texas Historical Commission’s ongoing purpose of surveying, recording, and promoting the appreciation of local history as well as marking those historic sites and structures deemed worthy of preservation for either historical or architectural reasons.

The Commission works in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, and heritage tourism for the benefit of present and future generations.  The agency helps identify and preserve historic sites and helps to preserve the heritage of Montgomery County.  Historic preservation is a vital part of a promising future within our community.

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Misson and Role of Texas Historical Commissions

  • To discover, and as appropriate, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County, Texas, such as the placement of historical markers.

  • To cooperate with other persons, groups, organizations and agencies in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

County Historical Commissions (CHC) are responsible for reviewing all applications for state historical markers before they come to the Texas Historical Commission (THC).  They also serve as advisors to their Commissioners Court on matters of historic preservation.  In addition, they often operate or promote county history museums, develop archival collections, promote local history celebrations and heritage tourism, publish books and brochures dealing with the county’s history and historic sites, undertake surveys of cultural and historic resources, conduct oral history projects, and all other manner of preservation programs.

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Montgomery County Historical Commission

Montgomery County Historical Commission
c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman
414 West Phillips St., Suite 100
Conroe, TX 77301
Purpose and Mission

To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County.
To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.
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