Historical Preservation Committee

Meetings

  • 6:30 PM
  • The 4th Thursday of January, April, July and October
  • Bob Andrews Conference Room Bldg.1

AGENDAS & MINUTES

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Committee Documents

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Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Elizabeth Strong, Chair May 31, 2020
Dean Weirtz, Vice ChairMay 31, 2020
Paul Ringenbach, TreasurerMay 31, 2021
Debbie Krause, MemberMay 31, 2020
Sue Boissonneault, MemberMay 31, 2020
Lou Foehrkolb, MemberMay 31, 2020
Pete Perez, MemberMay 31, 2021
Dean Midlick, MemberMay 31, 2020
John Baker, MemberMay 31, 2021
Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, MemberMay 31, 2020
Rozalyn Wise, MemberMay 31, 2021
Letticia Sever, MemberMay 31, 2020
Daniel Bourgeois, MemberMay 31, 2021
Sabrina Allen, MemberMay 31, 2021
Robert Crawford, Associate Non-Voting Member
Judy Womack, Associate Non-Voting Member


Volunteer

Volunteers can contact Elizabeth Strong at (972) 768-7985.

About Us

We are a small group of 14 Schertz volunteers interested in preserving the historic remnants of our city’s rich past. The City’s heritage dates back to the mid-19th century and the arrival of the first European settlers to the Cibolo River Valley.

The committee has two publications on local history available for sale. "Schertz, Texas: The Story of Great Ancestry, Legacy, and Development" is available for $15, and "Schertz, Texas: A Photo History" is available for $25. These books can be viewed and purchased at the Schertz Public Library, Schertz Visitor Center, and Schertz City Hall Water Department.

Committee Involvement

  • City Historical Place Designation
  • Historical Archive Collection
  • Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
  • Community Outreach
  • Historical Museum Development
  • Schertz Historical Research Project

Recent News

  • At the Committee's April meeting, we had the opportunity to examine artifacts recently discovered by local resident Patrick Griem. The artifacts include pieces of children's toys, farming implements, nails and spikes, and horseshoes. We believe these pieces date to the nineteenth century and would have been hand constructed by local blacksmith Willie Hillert. The committee published an article on Willie Hillert's life in 2010.

FarmingTools

If you have your own stories about interesting items from your property or your family's history that pertain to Schertz's past, we would love to hear about them! Email Elizabeth Strong at estrong.phd@gmail.com to share your stories.

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Schertz Main Street Area Preservation Incentive Program

In order to facilitate the preservation of historic structures to promote the economic vitality of the Main Street area as a tourist destination, the City of Schertz is offering incentives that will serve to improve existing properties and businesses within this area.

Matching funds up to $20,000 per property are available for the cost of renovations. The aim of the program is to protect, enhance, and preserve the historic resources and landmarks which represent distinctive element of the City of Schertz’ historic, architectural, economic, cultural, and social heritage by providing property owners an incentive for protecting their property; stabilize and improve property values; foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past, and to promote the use of the historic structures for the culture, education, and general welfare of residents, and strengthen the economy of the city by protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the Main Street area to residents and visitors, as well as provide support and stimulus to businesses.

Additional Information

For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following: