Our Purpose

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. Our purpose is to provide information to the public and educational resources on the significance of our heritage in Hays County.

Welcome to Hays County Historical Commission



Next Commission Meeting:
Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Location: TBA
Agenda: TBA

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.


Upcoming Events

November 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
A Night of Poetry with Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center
100 N Front Street
Kyle, Texas 78640


Kyle Railroad Depot & Heritage Center
100 N Front Street
Kyle, TX 78640-4172
512-262-1188
kyledepot@gmail.com
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
512-393-2277
hayshistoricalcommission@gmail.com
Open the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm, and for requested special tours