A group of everyday folks just like you are working together to preserve this oldest homestead in Elgin, Texas.
In 2015, the homestead and the 1-acre upon which it sits were donated to the Foundation with the stipulation that the restoration be completed by December 2018.
The restoration cost estimate is $500,000 and we are raising funds through grant funding and donations from individuals and foundations.
We hope you will become a member, donate and participate in some of our upcoming events!
Preserve the homestead of Mary Christian Burleson in Elgin, Texas in order to educate the public about- the strength of Texas women,
- multicultural strengths of Elgin in the context of the history of Elgin, Bastrop County, and central Texas, and
- ecology and sustainable agriculture.