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 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.
March is Texas History Month
March is Texas History Month, a time to fly the Texas flag and celebrate our state's unique history. Several important events which shaped the destiny of Texas occurred in the month of March and have been designated as Texas Honor Days by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
On March 2, 1836 The Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Texas Independence and Flag Day honors the date that Texans declared themselves a free and independent republic. March 2nd is also celebrated as the birthday of Sam Houston. Houston served as Commander of the Texas Revolutionary army and his military strategy won our independence. He was twice the President of the Republic of Texas and served as the Governor and US Senator for the state of Texas. March 6th is Alamo Heroes Day and honors those 189 men whose death with courage inspired the eventual defeat of Mexico and Santa Anna. Finally, March 27th is Goliad Heroes Day. The 342 Texians who lost their lives at Goliad are remembered for the sacrifices they made for the freedom of Texas!