About the Heritage Association of San Marcos
The Heritage Association of San Marcos is a non-profit organization chartered in 1975 to support the preservation of buildings, historical sites and archives as well as to perpetuate traditions that beautify and enrich the community life of this city. The Association grew out of the San Marcos Bicentennial Commission, which was formed in 1972 to plan and coordinate the city's celebration of the nation's Bicentennial in 1976. Since its founding, the Heritage Association has been responsible for many beloved community traditions, including luncheons on Fridays at the Cottage Kitchen, Heritage Home Tours on the first weekend in May, the presentation of Landmark Awards to recognize private preservation projects in the city, memorial events in the River Walk Memorial Grove, the City Cemetery Tales and Tours and an annual membership dinner and meeting.
Historic San Marcos: An Illustrated History
In Historic San Marcos: An Illustrated History, van Oudekerke tells the story of the people who have called San Marcos home, from the prehistoric Paleo-Indians to the Europeans of the late 1600’s and on to those early residents of the town with familiar names like Burleson, Moon, McGehee, Merriman and Placido.
A fund-raising project for the Heritage Association of San Marcos, the 112-page Illustrated History is available for sale for $30 at several locations in San Marcos, including Walgreens Number One, the Main Street Advisory Board Office, the LBJ Museum, and at the Charles S. Cock House Museum during Cottage Kitchen Fridays.
San Marcos, Waxahachie and Nacogdoches were honored as
Anita Perry's "First Lady's Texas Treasures Award" cities in 2010.
This is an award given in conjunction with the Texas Historical Commission. Click here to read all about it!