Healing Through History


The Texas State Historical Association’s mission is to “foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and, by example and through programs and activities, encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas.”

As we enact our mission, our responsibility is to recognize, include, and preserve the histories of Texas people and cultures, all of whose stories are an essential part of Texas history. We will provide the histories of all underrepresented and overlooked groups as well as those whose stories are newly emerging.

As a matter of principle and practice, the TSHA board and staff will be more representative of the people of Texas. We will continue to expand our efforts to include these voices and histories in all TSHA books, the Handbook of Texas and its special editions, the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and all of our educational materials and conferences.

TSHA will serve as a leader in providing education and understanding our past by “Healing Through History”.

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TSHA will continue to revise and expand publications, programs, education and articles on African American, Tejanos, women and all those who have been historically underrepresented in the history of Texas. In addition, the Association will work to ensure representation on the Board of Directors and among TSHA staff reflect the diversity of the Texan people.

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