The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. The formation of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. resulted from efforts of former Heritage Commission members and like-minded citizens who recognized the need for a non profit to be established that would serve as a vehicle for advocacy for preservation concerns in the community.
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Under the guidelines of a not for profit corporation, members would be empowered to seek funds for worth projects, to promote awareness of preservation education and to protect and preserve the heritage resources for future generations. This vision was embraced by City Council. Through their efforts a year long contractual agreement was structured allowing for The Conservancy to operate the Interurban Museum in exchange for office space. In the course of the first year’s business The Conservancy established sufficient credibility to become eligible for funding under the hotel/motel tax provisions. During the initial startup, many civic partnerships were established including Plano Independent School District, City of Plano Parks and Recreation Department, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and various corporate and local businesses. While daily seeking new ideas and avenues to pursue that enhance Plano's Interurban Museum, The Conservancy has been very successful in offering education programs to all ages, sponsoring an annual city wide archeology dig; National Preservation Week activities; identifying the significance of the Thornton House in the Douglass Community and supporting efforts to preserve this African American symbol; and undertaking an ongoing oral history program, as well as providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors interested in the preservation field.

Operating as usual

05/30/2019
Part 2 Texas Cemetery Restoration at the Texas AGS Conference

Part 2 of Dan and Rusty's presentation at the Texas Association of Gravestone Studies Conference-

Dan Kieninger and Rusty Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration discuss their Ground Penetrating Radar project at Davis and Old City Cemeteries.

05/17/2019
Part 1 Texas Cemetery Restoration at the Texas AGS Conference

Part 1 of 2- Dan Kieninger and Rusty Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration discuss their Ground Penetrating Radar project at Davis and Old City Cemeteries.

Dan Kieninger and Rusty Brenner of Texas Cemetery Restoration discuss their Ground Penetrating Radar project at Davis and Old City Cemeteries.

Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday! #AssociationofGravestoneStudies #TexasHistoricalCommission #SFA #TexasCemetery...
05/14/2019
Texas Association of Gravestone Studies Conference

Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday! #AssociationofGravestoneStudies #TexasHistoricalCommission #SFA #TexasCemeteryRestoration

Last Saturday The Plano Conservancy hosted the Texas Chapter of the Association of Gravestone Studies at the Interurban Railway Museum in Historic Downtown Plano. Thanks to all the brave folks who …

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901 E 15th St
Plano, TX
75074

General information

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. is a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(972) 941-2117

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Jeff, I read the article about you working to find who is in the unmarked graves. Ive been working on this for several years. Do you have any names that are not on my list? Aurora
Hello, I am trying to contact Executive Director, Group Tours Manager or Marketing Director for your exhibit. If you can have them email me ([email protected]) at their earliest convenience I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers!
Would love to see you at the Collinsworth Cemetery gathering on April 29th, 2018. Please let me know if you can come. We need more chairs, so bring your lawn or folding chairs if needed. Refreshments.