2019 Preservation Fund Grants – applications now available!

Preservation Fund Grant Application 2019-fillable

Attention all nonprofit dance halls! Texas Dance Hall Preservation is pleased to announce that our Preservation Fund Grant applications are now available for 2019. Click the link above to download the application as a PDF.

We will have about $12,000 to give away this spring PLUS another $5,000 for halls with damage from Hurricane Harvey. If you still need to make Harvey-related repairs, please be sure to mention that on your grant application!

Please note that, as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, TDHP can only make grants to other nonprofits with current tax-exempt status. We realize that other halls have needs too, and we are working on ways to help everyone. However, these grants require that applicants are tax-exempt 501(c) organizations.

Applications must be complete and submitted to TDHP no later than March 1, 2019. If you have questions, please contact us at admin@texasdancehall.org.

Thanks to Lone Star Beer for funding this round of grants through their 2018 Tabs and Caps for Texas campaign and their additional donation for Harvey recovery!


Posted on January 7th, 2019

Texas dance hall photo exhibit – now in La Grange!

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center Museum presents TDHP’s dance halls photo exhibit through February 11, 2019.

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All photos courtesy of Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center.

Two-step your way through time on a photographic tour of historic dance halls. Texas dance halls are as diverse and vast as Texas itself. The photos in this exhibit illustrate this and serve as a reminder of what we have and what we are at risk of losing without efforts to preserve these reminders of our collective history as Texans. The exhibit features 38 beautiful photos, which includes 5 halls located in Fayette County.

TDHP executive director Deb Fleming will present a program on the exhibit and Texas Dance Hall Preservation on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 PM at the Center. All photos are available for purchase from TDHP.

The Center is located at 250 West Fairgrounds Road in La Grange with viewing hours Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. For more information, call 979-968-9399 or visit www.czechtexas.org.

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“Texas is rich with diversity and our historic dance halls are architectural monuments to our diverse culture and history as a state.  The east central region of Texas around La Grange and Fayette county is ground zero in that it can boast a high number of halls that still act as community centers as they did over a century ago.  Preserving them for future generations is our legacy and responsibility much like our ancestors when they built them and maintained them for us to enjoy today.” – Deb Fleming, TDHP Executive Director

Posted on January 3rd, 2019

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