Historical Preservation Committee

Meetings

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

Members

Member
Term Expiration
Dean Weirtz, Chair 
May 31, 2018
Debbie Krause, Vice Chair
May 31, 2018
Paul Ringenbach, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Sue Boissonneault, Committee Member
May 31, 2018
Lou Foehrkolb, Committee Member
May 31, 2018
LaDonna Bacon, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Pete Perez, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
David Lynch, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Dean Midlick, Committee Member
May 31, 2018
John Baker, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, Committee Member
May 31, 2018
Elizabeth Strong, Committee Member
May 31, 2018
Rosalyn Wise
May 31, 2019


Volunteer

Volunteers can contact Dean Weirtz at (210) 651-0394.

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.

An exciting feature of our committee work involves planning and development of the resources for a City history-heritage museum.

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

  • Open house at the Schertz Senior Center during Fiesta (April 19 - 29, 2018) will include a historic Fiesta poster art exhibit featuring many of the colorful and artistic posters painted by local artists over the years, to include our own citizen artist Cecilia Paz Mujica. Cecilia is a local freelance artist originally from the Houston area. Her work has been featured at the Institute of Texan Cultures and at UTSA. The Fiesta poster exhibit represents art works that were competitively judged as "the best of the best" among each year's submissions. The art work unquestionably is as good as it gets in the realm of artistic design, color, and imaginative depictions. Please do yourself a favor and stop by the Senior Center (Schertz Parkway next to the Schertz Library) to enjoy the exhibit and admire the renovation work done to the inside of the Center.  The exhibit is offered for public viewing by the Schertz Historical Preservation Committee.  

FiestaPosters

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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: