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Historic Preservation

**See the virtual tour of our 75th anniversary exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in 2013.**
 

Tell Your Story

TELL YOUR STORY

We need your help in capturing the history of College Station's people and places! We want to highlight your favorite moments as we look back on the growth of our city from 1938 to today.

We need your stories from when you were growing up, playing, going to school or working in College Station, Texas. Do you have some old pictures you'd like to share? We'd love to see them!

We need volunteers to help us capture untold stories from around the community. We have a whole database of historic documents and pictures that need to be sorted, too. If you are interested in history or know someone who would like to help, please call or email us.

Want more information? Download our guide and learn how we intend to share your history with others. Send your College Station story and/or picture to:

City of College Station
Heritage Programs
P.O. Box 9960, College Station, Texas 77842
ph. 979.764.3491
heritageprogram@cstx.gov


 
"People settle in a place for a reason and begin its history. The reason may have dried up and blown away, but not the history." - Rick Vanderpool

The fertile Brazos Valley gave rise to an agricultural community rich in cotton and cattle. By the time the railroads were established, College Station was well on its way to becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the state.

Through the efforts of the Historic Preservation Committee and city staff, College Station history has been well preserved. The programs have been recognized by the state Historical Commission and have received multiple awards for historic preservation excellence.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
The City of College Station Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) was created by City Ordinance on April 9, 1986. The HPC is made up of nine citizens who are appointed by City Council for two year terms. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the second floor conference room of Municipal Court at 300 Krenek Tap Road.

---> Go to Historic Preservation Committee


PROJECT HOLD
Project HOLD is an online library database filled with historic photos, documents and memorabilia. Volunteers scan all materials into Project HOLD for all to enjoy.

---> Go to Project HOLD


EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS
Exploring History Luncheons are brought to you by the College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee. Each month they invite speakers to share their knowledge of local history with you and provide a light lunch. The luncheon is $5 per person and begins at 11:30 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, located at 2201 Earl Rudder Fwy South.


HISTORIC MARKER PROGRAM
Through the City of College Station Historic Marker Program, area residents can document buildings, homes, or subjects with a commemorative plaque awarded by the Historic Preservation Committee. 

---> Go to the Historic Marker Program


ORAL HISTORY TEAM
Recording the voices of our heritage is a most rewarding program. Members of the Oral History Team make appointments with senior community members who, over the years, have seen our city change and grow. Team members use digital recorders to document the interviews which are then transferred to the Project HOLD website for easy listening.

---> Click here for more Oral History details


CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, contact Jared Donnelly at heritageprogram@cstx.gov or 979.764.3491. The Heritage Programs office is located in Room 238 at Municipal Court, 300 Krenek Tap Road, College Station, Texas 77842.


HERITAGE PROGRAM AWARDS
  • Texas Historical Commission "Award of Excellence in Preserving History"
  • Texas Historical Commission "Award of Excellence in Preserving History"
  • American Assoc. of State & Local History "Leadership in History Award"
Last updated: 2/5/2014 11:22:50 AM