About the Bosque County Historical Commission

County historical commissions are authorized by State law to carry out a preservation program in each of Texas’ 254 counties. The Bosque County Historical Commission (BCHC) serves as the official organization for carrying out the State preservation program at the local level. The BCHC seeks to preserve, mark, and encourage appreciation of the historical in Bosque County and promote preservation through education and advocacy. The BCHC submits annual reports to the Texas Historical Commission describing ongoing preservation activity.

The BCHC currently has three standing committees: 1) the Cemetery Committee responsible for preservation of historic cemeteries in the county, 2)  the Archives Committee responsible for operating the Bosque County Collection, and 3) the Marker Committee responsible for State historical marker recommendations. The Commission normally meets on the second Friday of odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September and November) . Current members of the Bosque County Historical Commission are as follows:

Chairperson: Elaine Bell
Vice-Chairperson: vacant
Secretary: Bruce Wiland


CC Precinct 1

Albert Hunter, Meridian
Charles Ellis, Morgan

CC Precinct 2

Bill Duncan, Meridian

CC Precinct 3

no one presently

CC Precinct 4

Elaine Bell, Norway Mills

Outside Bosque County

Bruce Wiland, Austin
Ruth Crawford, Waco
Sharon Whitney, Waco

Honorary Members
Alleen Tibbs, Valley Mills TX
Raymond Whitney, Valley Mills TX


Executive Committee:
Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary
Chairpersons of each committee

Cemetery Committee (cemeteries@bosquechc.org):
Bill Duncan, Chairperson

Website Committee (website@bosquechc.org):
Bruce Wiland, Chairperson

Marker Committee (markers@bosquechc.org):
Bruce Wiland, Chairperson

Pool Park Committee:

Link to "BCHC Members Only" page