Undeterred by the youthfulness of their state which had joined the Union only 32 years prior, the founders of TSHA organized in Austin on March 2, 1897, bringing together lay and professional historians to document and celebrate the complex and diverse history of Texas.
Alive and thriving, over 125 years later, TSHA still faces challenges.
These include rising costs related to carrying out our mission to advance the understanding, appreciation and teaching of Texas history. Our beloved home state is growing and changing and we aim to keep recording its history, every step of the way through our publications, events and digital resources.
Consider giving today to the Annual Fund — the most effective way to ensure our future, as it allows us to direct your support to our greatest areas of need.
Or, choose a specific fund from the menu in the form below to support Handbook Projects, Texas History Day, Community Education Events such as San Jacinto Symposium. Or you may choose to support the Robert Wooster Senior Scholars Fund, established to endow the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Support Texas history with a one-time or recurring donation to TSHA’s Annual Fund. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will help ensure free Texas history content is accessible to users across the state, country, and globe.
Established by Robert Wooster in honor of his father and celebrated historian Ralph Wooster, the Senior Scholars Fund is an endowment to fund the yearly operational costs of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Invest today in sound, scholarly research into the history of Texas and the Southwest with your contribution to this important fund.