About the Goliad County Historical Commission

The Goliad County Historical Commission was organized in 1955 by Goliad County Judge Linton Benge. The GCHC operates under the bylaws and organizational rules as mandated by the Texas Historical Commission. Members are appointed by the Goliad County Commissioners Court. Officers are elected by the members.

The purposes of the Goliad County Historical Commission include creating awareness and appreciation of historic preservation, assisting in research and preparation of applications for Official Texas Historical Markers, initiation and planning of local history programs and presentations, and maintaining and operating the Goliad Markethouse Museum. The Goliad County Historical Commission also coordinates the annual Christmas in Goliad event.

The Goliad County Historical Commission holds regular meetings on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the public.