Help Support "America's Best Preserved Frontier Fort."
Become a Member or Volunteer at Fort Concho today!
To help achieve our preservation, restoration, and educational missions, Fort Concho established a membership group to supplement operational funds. Support from our members assists in a variety of activities, such as the production of education programs, new exhibits, and the growth and development of the Collections and our research Library and Archives. Membership funds are crucial to the continued successful operation and development of the historic site and museum.
Fort Concho performs its many missions only with the help of volunteers who assist the site in many ways. Some of the volunteer opportunities include living history, weekend guides/docents, special events assistance, frontier school program, collections and library assistance, general maintenance of the site, and mailings/office help.
Living History Application
Call us at (325) 481-2646 for additional information concerning
membership or volunteering at
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark.
Research Library & Archives
Since 1969, a reference library and archival collections have been maintained as a resource for the operation and management of the site and for research on frontier and military history. The purpose of the Research Library and Archives is to acquire, preserve, and make available for research materials which document the history of Fort Concho and its environs, with an emphasis on subjects of special interest to a frontier military post including military affairs, settlement, neighboring town development, farming and ranching, business and trade, social conditions, and politics and government.
The collection houses archival materials, books, journals, maps, microfilms, oral histories, slides, and photographs. Holdings are concentrated on the American Indian Wars Era (1865-1891) with special emphasis on the West Texas military frontier. Information on aspects of frontier and pioneer life, the military, Native Americans, and nineteenth century material culture can be found in our collections. The facility also houses documentary materials on period political, economic, social, and cultural institutions.
The Research Library and Archives is administered by the fort's historian/archivist. A research room is located on the west side of Officers' Quarters 7, and is open to the public Monday through Friday on an appointment basis. All researchers are required to register and are provided a copy of library rules.Please contact us so we may arrange a time and help you plan your visit and research strategy.
"Only with your help can we protect the future by preserving the past."