Office of Historic Preservation
Local Historical Markers

Program Areas

SA Gov Related Sites

Preservation Partners

Office

Physical Address
Development and Business Services Center
1901 S. Alamo 
San Antonio, TX 78204

Phone
210.207.0035

Fax
210.207.0199

Hours 
Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm

Leadership

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Overview

With the input of community partners and public history advocates, OHP developed two local historical marker programs that help capture San Antonio's unique and underrepresented histories: There's a Story Here, a crowd-sourced story-sharing and mapping program with stickers or small markers installed at each site, and History Here, a community-reviewed historical marker program that results in a plaque.

We're relying on you, our citizen historians, to submit stories and nominate undercelebrated histories we can share not only with our neighbors, but also with those who are new to our city and its vibrant history.

THERE'S A STORY HERE

There's a Story Here is a sticker and sign campaign that crowd-sources stories about places that are special to San Antonians. The project seeks to celebrate fun, obscure, meaningful, and previously untold stories by highlighting locations tied to these stories through an interactive map and public engagement. The subject doesn’t have to be first, last, or best, though those are welcome. They can be family stories, urban legends, or anything you think would interest people passing by. And there’s no age minimum for stories shared, so recent history is welcome, too.

Learn more or submit a story.

History Here

The History Here program is a community-reviewed local marker program that prioritizes undertold and geographically diverse stories, substantiated by research, embedded community knowledge, oral traditions, and other nontraditional approaches to public history.

Learn more or nominate a person, site, or event.