On July 4 the Main Plaza in downtown New Braunfels will be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, according to a city press release.

The National Historical Commission will present the honor in association with the Texas Historical Commission during a ceremony at the main plaza bandstand following the Sophienburg Museum’s 4th of July Old Time Parade and Patriotic Program that begins at 9:15 a.m.

A plaque commemorating the designation will be unveiled, and speaker David Vela—former acting director of the National Parks Service—will join officials from the city of New Braunfels and Comal County for the ceremony, according to the release.

The National Register of Historic Places was authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is the official list of historic places in the U.S. worthy of preservation, according to the release.

“New Braunfels already celebrates the Main Plaza as a historic part of our city, but having it officially recognized by the National Park Service is a great reminder of the plaza’s history and significance to our community,” said Stacey Dicke, director of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, in the release.