Next Commission Meeting:
March Meeting has been cancelled
The Hays County Historical Commission is a group of volunteers appointed by the Hays County Commissioner's Court for a two year term to preserve the history and cultural resources of Hays County. In addition to implementing the State Historical Marker program of the Texas Historical Commission on a local level, the Hays Historical Commission is active in the preservation of area cemeteries and historical sites. Our purpose is to provide information to the public and educational resources on the significance of our heritage in Hays County.
Since its establishment in 1953, the Hays County Historical Commission has erected markers at important sites across the county, inventoried every cemetery in the county, and conducted a survey of our historic locations. The Commission is active in nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places, which is our nation's honor roll of significant places in our history. One of our current projects will be restoring the old jail in downtown San Marcos. The Historical Commission also publishes books and brochures pertaining to the history of the county, a list of which are available on this web site.
Due to the County’s "Shelter in Place Order,” both the "Court House Museum" in San Marcos and the "Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center" will be closed until further notice.
We regret this inconvenience, but we must place the health and safety of our citizens first during these difficult times.
The Hays County Historical Commission is also canceling its regularly scheduled meeting for April 23, 2020.
The members of the Hays County Historical Commission will continue to conduct research to document our county’s history safely from their homes.
Kate Johnson, Chair
All scheduled HCHC events are canceled until further notice.
The Historic Courthouse Museum is closed until further notice.
The Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center is closed until further notice.
Kyle Railroad Depot & Heritage Center
100 N Front Street
Kyle, TX 78640-4172
Open each Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm, and for requested special tours
Historic Hays County Courthouse Museum
111 E San Antonio Street; First floor
San Marcos, TX 78666
Open on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10am to 2pm.
Contact us to request special tours and study sessions for research purposes.