Mary Christian Burleson Preservation and Development Foundation

Elgin, Texas

Donate today to help Save Mary's Homestead!

“Preserving this wonderful piece of Elgin history gives us the opportunity to honor the independent spirit and strength of Mary Christian Burleson. I’m pleased the Texas Historical Commission has chosen to help restore this landmark and invest in the history of Bastrop County.”

- Senator Kirk Watson

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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!

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Our Mission

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.

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Address:  408 East 8th St.,  Elgin, Texas 78621

Email:  hello@MaryChristianBurleson.org

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