The Past Is All Around You. We Can Show You Where.
You know that feeling you get when you visit a place and you suddenly understand ... Something. Happened. Here. We like to call that the "shiver of contact". It's that visceral knowledge that connects us to the past.
To illustrate the emotional bond between the present and the past, we created a series of images that visually blend a modern-day place with the people and events that connect us to the past.
We don't want you to miss the real places and real stories hidden right under your nose.
At the Texas Historical Commission, we like history that you can taste, touch, and see. So start building your IRL adventure and discover the history that you scarcely knew was there.