Historical Preservation Committee

Meetings

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

Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Dean Weirtz, Chair 
May 31, 2020
Debbie Krause, Vice Chair
May 31, 2020
Paul Ringenbach, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Sue Boissonneault, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
Lou Foehrkolb, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
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, 2020
John Baker, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
Elizabeth Strong, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
Rosalyn Wise, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Letticia Sever, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020


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

  • This May, Committee Chairman Dean Weirtz joined the Clemens High School History Club members for their end-of-year field trip to the San Antonio Holocaust Museum.  The group departed from Clemens High School at about 9:00 a.m. aboard a twelve person rental van.  Travel to the museum was diverted along the back roads of Converse, Kirby, and Live Oak due to a major automobile/truck accident along IH 35 South. However, the scenery along the route was most interesting for those who had not traveled those roads before. Upon arrival at the museum, the group joined with a large middle school group from Boerne, Texas to proceed with the museum tour.  The displays and lectures were all outstanding. Every member of the group expressed how worthwhile the event proved to be.  Following the tour, the club members and guests stopped at Jim's Restaurant for lunch. The field trip was both enjoyable and educational.  

Clemens High School History Club

  • The evening of April 9th, 2018 presented stakeholders in the Main Street Renewal Project an opportunity to voice their opinions and suggestions to City Council and City staff members regarding possible renewal projects. The Historical Preservation Committee was a stakeholder representative in attendance. The Committee representatives provided comments and written suggestions regarding the proposed renewal project. The City Council Main Street Renewal Subcommittee is currently evaluating the stakeholders' inputs and will likely put forth a plan for Main Street in the near future. The Historical Committee's emphasis focuses on showcasing the historical elements of Main Street through the placement of exhibits, banners, murals, statuary, antique lighting, and historic replicas of early iconic materials and/or features.  

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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: