For twelve decades, TSHA has earned and maintained its reputation as the authority on Texas history. With each new publication, event, or educational program, TSHA seeks to foster the appreciation and teaching of the unique history of Texas. We take great pride in curating accurate historical content for the public, and the support of our members ensures this content remains accessible to all students of Texas history. When you become a member of TSHA, you join this growing network of individuals who share your passion for the Lone Star State.
Your TSHA membership supports a number of valuable Texas history programs and publications, such as:
The Handbook of Texas, the go-to encyclopedic resource on Texas history. The Handbook comprises more than 27,000 entries and counting, as spinoff projects, such as the Handbook of Houston and the Handbook of Texas Women Project, enhance its content. Today, the Handbook reaches more than 4 million people annually across the United States and from 230 countries and territories around the world.
Our educational programs online and in the classroom. More than 1,000,000 students benefit each year from our educational programs and our vast online resources. For example, our annual Texas History Day is a celebration of Lone Star State history and encourages students to develop their research, communication, and teamwork skills.
Our publishing division, TSHA Press. We have released more than 235 books, many of which are in their second and third printing. They range from beautifully illustrated and bound volumes to concise series on important events and places in Texas history.
Join TSHA today to support the continued publication and teaching of Texas history for future generations of Texas history enthusiasts and students.
In addition to your important role in supporting the study of Texas history, you get insider access to special content and benefits, such as:
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly – You will receive all four issues of the premier source of scholarly research on Texas history each year you are a member.
Access to the TSHA Digital Library — You will gain immediate access to our full library of Texas history content written and produced over the past twelve decades. This includes our popular Texas Talks webinar series, more than sixty online editions of the Texas Almanac, more than 100 volumes of Quarterly, and all current and future eBooks.
The Riding Line Newsletter—This content-packed newsletter is sent four times a year and will keep you up-to-date on local historical happenings, recent publications, and other resources that TSHA produces for our members and the public at-large.
The Texas Almanac—When you join us at the $60 level, you will also receive a copy of the flex-bound edition of the Texas Almanac 2016-2017. Featuring over 750 pages of information on everything from Texas arts and culture to Texas weather, this reference book is the go-to guide on all things Texas.
By joining TSHA, you will also receive invites to special events, such as our Annual Meeting, where you will meet noted historians and network with fellow members who also enjoy Texas history. At Annual Meeting you participate in receptions, luncheons, and informative lecture sessions.
We invite you to become a member today and help us share the history of Texas with individuals across the country and throughout the world.