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).
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
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 Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a lineal organization, shall educate, research, preserve, and protect the history of the Republic of Texas for all future generations.
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.
PAST PRESIDENT GENERAL MADGE ROBERTS
Madge Houston Thornall Roberts passed away in San Antonio on October 24, 2016. She was the great-great granddaughter of General Sam Houston. She served as President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas from 2007 – 2009. Her grandmother also served as a President General and they are the first family to have two family members serve the Daughters in this top capacity. She was a fourth generation DRT member and was also a CRT member. She was a member of the Alamo Couriers Chapter in San Antonio and was a devoted supporter of the DRT Library.
Madge graduated from Southwestern University and then earned a master’s degree in education from Trinity University. She was married to Charles Stanley Roberts and is survived by her two children, Cathy Roberts Jacobson and Randy Roberts.