The Texas Historical Commission (THC) works with communities and individuals, encouraging historic preservation to stimulate economic development, tourism and the revitalization of local historic downtown districts.
In the fall of 2009, Eastland was selected to join the Texas Historical Commission’s Visionaries in Preservation Program. The Visionaries in Preservation Program facilitates a series of community based meetings empowering the citizens to host dynamic civic discussions regarding their goals for historic preservation.
On September 14th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Connellee Hotel, the Texas Historical Commission will celebrate the achievements of the citizens of Eastland by presenting the completed Eastland Visionaries in Preservation Historic Preservation Action Plan to the city.
State Representative Jim Keffer and representatives from the Texas Historical Commission will present the completed plan to Mayor Mark Pipkin of Eastland. Members of the Dyess Air Force Base Honor Guard will participate in the ceremony, as well as local community organizations. The Eastland Historic Preservation Board will host an evening reception following the presentation.
The Texas Historical Commission was established by the state legislature in 1953 as the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks and to save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.