Arts, Culture, and Humanities

NEW BRAUNFELS CONSERVATION SOCIETY

  • New Braunfels, TX
  • www.nbconservation.org

Mission Statement

The primary purpose of this Society is to educate by encouraging the preservation of the natural beauty of New Braunfels and Comal County and of historic buildings, objects, and places, thus keeping this unique heritage alive.

Main Programs

  1. The Arnold-Rauch-Brandt Property
  2. Cataloging of Museum Artifacts and Collections
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

New Braunfels Conservation Society works to serve New Braunfels and all of Comal County in preserving this unique heritage and culture for the education and enrichment of future generations.

ruling year

1965

Executive Director since 1993

Self-reported

Martha Rehler

Keywords

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Comal County; New Braunfels; Education

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EIN

74-6068892

 Number

1002891355

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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By creating an environment of reclaimed, restored, and furnished structures we are keeping history alive for generations to come. Through this people of all ages have the opportunity to more fully understand the lives of the first Germans in Texas. Without preserving this heritage the history would be lost with no evidence to the hardships of those that lived in the 19th century.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Arnold-Rauch-Brandt Property

We have acquired an 1865 cut limestone pioneer home and ten acres surrounding it. We plan on restoring the home to its original condition and function. For security reasons we also plan to build a caretakers cottage. Our long term vision is to provide a place where adolescents who want to experience the pioneer life of early New Braunfels will have the opportunity to raise their livestock through a partnership with 4H and FFA.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

200000.00

Program 2

Cataloging of Museum Artifacts and Collections

Each of the artifacts housed and cared for by the New Braunfels Conservation Society are in need of research and cataloging.

Category

Museum Collections Conservation

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

15000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    New Braunfels Conservation Society strives to create an environment where people, young and old, can go to visit the life of yesteryear. In preserving the buildings and artifacts from Comal County’s past, we are ensuring the continued education of this area’s history.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    With each new acquisition, whether it is a building or artifact, we thoroughly research it so that we are able to provide a full education to any visitor. In addition to hard work, we have a highly involved community, and wonderful fundraising to assist us in our work to preserved Comal County history.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    New Braunfels Conservation Society is blessed with interested individuals who are willing to "get dirty" and work hard to continue our mission.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Each building and artifact preserved by New Braunfels Conservation Society for the use of the public shows the progress we have made against the destruction and abandonment of this community’s history.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    New Braunfels Conservation Society has done wonderfully in saving and preserving many buildings and artifacts that date from the 1840s until 1900. As time goes by we will begin saving early and mid-twentieth century buildings for future generations.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

New Braunfels Conservation Society works to serve New Braunfels and all of Comal County in preserving this unique heritage and culture for the education and enrichment of future generations.

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Affiliations + Memberships

4-H After School

American Association for State and Local History

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Financials

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NEW BRAUNFELS CONSERVATION SOCIETY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

NEW BRAUNFELS CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Leadership

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Executive Director

Martha Rehler

BIO

During the past twenty-two years, Martha Rehler has been instrumental in the relocation and restoration of eight structures, converting a historic home in downtown New Braunfels into a successful Bed and Breakfast, and has been involved in the daily operations of New Braunfels Conservation Society.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"New Braunfels Conservation Society is valuable to New Braunfels and Comal County for our work preserving their heritage and history.
Through this organization we encorage the education and involvment of indivituals of all ages in this community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Pam Brandt

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?