Eggleston House gets grant to help jump start repairs


The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has a proud tradition of historic preservation that dates to the organization's founding in 1890. They have commemorated local history in thousands of locations around the world. The members of the local Thomas Shelton NSDAR chapter are working to safeguard history in the local community.

The beloved Eggleston House is in need of urgent repair to preserve its integrity as a historical landmark. The City of Gonzales has begun repair on the walls and foundation.

In December 2021, the local NSDAR chapter applied for a $10,000 grant from the Historic Preservation Committee of the National DAR Society. The grant was awarded to the chapter May 1, 2022, to assist in the roof restoration. This will enable visitors and residents to continue to enjoy the history of the Eggleston House for educating people today and in the future.

Partial funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Thomas Shelton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.