The Driftwood Historical Conservation Society (DHCS) strives to preserve and enhance Driftwood and the Onion Creek Valley’s rural beauty, heritage, and sense of community and belonging.
Driftwood and the Onion Creek Valley (OCV) are a proud and thriving 21st Century rural community containing environmentally pristine streams, conservation easements, karst geological conditions and endangered species habitat. Our agri-businesses have ranged from: silvi-culture from 1835-1850; cattle and goat livestock ranching from 1850-late 20th Century; and grape growing and production of products using grapes, yeast, barley, hops and malt from the late 20th century and into the 21st. Our society may acknowledge other means of livelihoods, but embraces the importance of the past and current generation’s agricultural and farming heritage.
What is of equal importance to maintaining Driftwood’s rural environment is to maintain Driftwood’s agrarian social culture including its: deeply personal relationships to the environment and mankind; a strong sense of community and belonging; and preserving and enhancing the existing high social quality of life that transcends all race, religion, ethnicity, education, and age differences, to form a community of unity--the community of Driftwood residents.
Maintaining the agrarian economy, social culture and natural environment is the foundational core of the DHCS and to the Driftwood/OCV residents.