The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is the oldest patriotic women’s organization in Texas and one of the oldest in the nation (photo taken in 1908).
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas have been the caretakers of the Alamo since 1905.
French Legation Museum
The French Legation Museum in Austin is devoted to sharing the site’s past and rich cultural history of Texas with the public.
DRT Library Collection at the Alamo Research Center
The Daughters of The Republic of Texas Library is part of the Alamo complex in San Antonio, Texas.
Republic of Texas Museum
The Republic of Texas Museum is open to the public (photo by Katie Panico).
The J. B. Wells House, Gonzales
The J. B. Wells House was built in 1885.
The Cradle, Galveston
The Cradle is cherished as the place where the idea for The Daughters of the Republic of Texas was formulated.
The objectives of DRT are:
(1) To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas.
(2) To encourage historical research into the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the Revolution of 1835 and the events which followed; to foster the preservation of documents and relics; to encourage the publication of records of individual service of the soldiers and patriots of the Republic and other source material for the history of Texas.
(3) To promote the celebration of Texas Honor Days; to secure and memorialize historic spots by erecting markers thereon, and to cherish and preserve the unity of Texas, as achieved and established by the fathers and mothers of the Texas Revolution.
Our Mission Statement
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas maintain the French Legation Embassy in Austin and the Alamo, shrine of Texas freedom, in San Antonio. The Daughters have custodianship of the French Legation from the State of Texas and contractual management of the Alamo through the General Land Office of the State of Texas. Both of these historic buildings were important sites from the days of the Texas Republic These ancient structures, requiring continuing renovation, are maintained as museums by gifts and the efforts of the Daughters, who are dedicated to the perpetuation of the memory and spirit of those who achieved the Independence of Texas.
DRT encourages and provides for historical research, maintaining a library at the Alamo. It fosters the publication of historical documents and records and preserves relics of early Texas in the Republic of Texas and the French Legation Museums in Austin.