Commissioner Buckingham Announces the "I Saved Texas History" 2024 Fundraising Campaign

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PRESS RELEASE — May 16, 2024

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D., announced the "I Saved Texas History" fundraising campaign conducted by the Save Texas History Program at the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Everyone who donates $30 or more will receive a limited edition T-shirt featuring custom Texas-themed artwork.

Created in 2004, the Save Texas History program has twin goals of preservation and education and seeks to conserve historical maps and other documents for future generations while educating Texans about the rich heritage found in these important records.

"As a mother of two, I understand the importance of educating future generations and preserving our history," said Commissioner Dawn Buckingham. "In my visit to the archives, I uncovered family history dating back nine generations. Giving to the GLO’s Save Texas History Program will ensure our precious documents are preserved so that future generations of Texans get the opportunity to learn more about their own Texas story."


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One of the highlights of the Save Texas History program, is an invitation to step inside the GLO's map vault and to witness one of the greatest cartographic collections in the country. More than 45,000 maps help tell the story of Texas and all of North America. 

To donate today and help save Texas history, visit

Created in 2004, the Save Texas History program is a statewide initiative to rally public support and private funding for preserving and promoting the historic maps and documents housed in the GLO Archives.

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