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Business Membership Program

The Secret is Out

Austin – one of the most unique, vibrant and creative cities in the nation is now one of the fastest growing and most desirable places to live. With that success comes inevitable change. Now more than ever it is vital to preserve the history of this extraordinary community, lest the soul of the place be washed away in the tide of growth.


Your Story is Austin's Story

The history of Austin is more than a record of people, events and structures. It is the ever-evolving story of the commercial enterprises launched here that enabled Austin’s community to thrive and its landscape to take shape.  


Austin’s iconic businesses are integral to the character of the city that captivates visitors, entices newcomers and inspires locals. The restaurants, retailers, nightclubs, professionals, and services established here are as fundamental to the city’s personality as Barton Springs, Congress Avenue, UT and the Capitol.


To honor these establishments and help them share and preserve their unique Austin history, AHCA is proud to offer the Iconic Austin Business Membership Program. We invite you, as a living thread in the dynamic fabric of Austin’s history, to join us.


Membership options are offered in several affordable, tax-deductible contribution levels offering increasing benefits that will help you and your organization get the most out of your membership with AHCA as you contribute to the preservation of the marvelous legacy of Austin and Travis County.

TRINITY - $500/year


  • Two annual individual level memberships

  • Acknowledgement in AHCA events and programs 

  • Your logo on the AHCA Iconic Austin Business Members website page 

  • An appreciative posting on AHCA Facebook and Instagram sites

  • Introduction to AHC facilities and processes

  • Archival search of records on the history of your business and its location(s), and founding family(ies) facilitated by AHCA

  • Opportunity to donate your company’s archival material and records to the Austin History Center’s archive

  • Line-item mention in Austin Remembers e-newsletter

  • Door badge decal to display your status as an Iconic Austin Business

COLORADO - $2,500/year


  • All Brazos Level benefits, plus
    Six additional individual level memberships (total of twelve) 
    A descriptive paragraph, photo and link to your company’s website on the AHCA Iconic Austin Business Members website page
    Two individual tickets for the annual winter-time Angelina Eberly Luncheon



  • Please inquire about sponsoring your favorite remembered Austin establishment to our Honor Roll of legendary businesses from days gone by

BRAZOS - $1,250/year


  • All Trinity Level benefits, plus

  • Four additional individual level memberships (total of six)

  • Your logo and a short company introduction on the AHCA Iconic Austin Business Members website page 

  • Tour of the Austin History Center and its collections for up to eight people

  • Assistance scheduling AHC public meeting room space

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