The most exciting competition in the history of Texas history.
Organized in Austin on March 2, 1897, the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is the oldest learned society in the state. Its mission is to "foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and, by example and through programs and activities, encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas."
The education programs of the Texas State Historical Association, begun in 1939, seek to encourage and improve the teaching of history — especially Texas history — in the schools of Texas. The TSHA provides a continuum of programs and services for students, teachers, and other adults. Programs and services begin at the elementary level and continue through the secondary and collegiate levels to the general public. These programs encourage active learning through hands-on activities, research, and engagement.