Historical Preservation Committee
- 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.
|Elizabeth Strong, Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Dean Weirtz, Vice Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Paul Ringenbach, Treasurer||May 31, 2021|
|Debbie Krause, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Sue Boissonneault, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Lou Foehrkolb, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Pete Perez, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Dean Midlick, Member||May 31, 2020|
|John Baker, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Rozalyn Wise, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Letticia Sever, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Daniel Bourgeois, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Sabrina Allen, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Robert Crawford, Associate Non-Voting Member|
|Judy Womack, Associate Non-Voting Member|
Volunteers can contact Elizabeth Strong at (972) 768-7985.
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.
- City Historical Place Designation
- Historical Archive Collection
- Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
- Community Outreach
- Historical Museum Development
- Schertz Historical Research Project
- 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.
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 email@example.com to share your stories.
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.
For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following: