The Kerr County Historical Commission has been awarded a statewide honor for its exceptional service in preserving local and state history. The award affirms that the local commission manages well-rounded history and preservation-related programs that enrich the local community.
The Kerr County Historical Commission falls under the direction of the county commissioners’ court, which provides the primary operating funds for the group. “Our members work tirelessly to preserve our local history and their civic contribution will benefit many generations to come,” said Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly.
According to the Texas Historical Commission, county level historical commissions across the state provide critical volunteer efforts to preserve Texas’ unique historic, architectural and cultural assets. Collectively, county groups provided 294,634 volunteer hours in 2022, which is an in-kind donation the state valued at $9,369,361.
The state awarded 83 county historical commissioners out of the near 200 annual reports. For more information, visit https://kerrcountytx.gov/historical.