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May 31, 2024 – National Preservation Month

May is celebrated as National Preservation Month, and Fort Concho would like to join the festivities and note its many preservation successes.
Indeed, the fort represents one of the oldest, continuous preservation projects in the nation.
Our founder, Ginevra Wood Carson, started the West Texas Museum in the old Tom Green County Courthouse in 1928, moving it to the fort’s Headquarters Building in 1930. In the past ninety-four years, the fort board, staff, and volunteers have acquired and restored eight officers’ quarters, two barracks, a chapel, Quartermaster, Commissary, and Powder House. In addition, the fort has reconstructed a Post Hospital, a bandstand, four barracks, and four mess halls while acquiring the city
block that has two original stables. Today, the site has one of the best collection of military structures of its period west of the Mississippi!
THANK YOU to the generations of Fort Concho supporters who have made this happen.
As John Vaughan, former site director, once said, “The best is yet to come!”
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