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.
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.
Passing of the Gavel
Karen R. Thompson, the 43rd President General of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, has passed her gavel of leadership to the newly installed 44th President General, Ellen McCaffrey. Mrs. McCaffrey was elected at the annual DRT Convention held in Beaumont on May 16 - 18, 2013.
President General Ellen McCaffrey will serve for the 2013 - 2015 term of office and will guide "The Daughters" during the construction of a new headquarters and Republic of Texas Museum complex known as The Republic Village.
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 It fosters the publication of historical documents and records and preserves relics of early Texas in the Republic of Texas and the French Legation Museums in Austin.