What is “DRT” ?

Founded in 1891, The Daughters of The Republic of Texas is the oldest patriotic women’s organization in Texas and one of the oldest in the nation.


Texas, One and Indivisible


  • Perpetuate the memory and spirit of those who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas.
  • Provide educational programs of the highest caliber in coordination with Texas school districts and the Texas Education Agency, as well as programs for the public.
  • Encourage research into early Texas records, preserve historic documents and encourage the publication of historic records.
  • Secure and memorialize historic sites.

What We Do

  • Maintain the DRT headquarters office and Republic of Texas Museum in Austin.
  • Maintain the Cradle, site of the DRT’s founding in Galveston, and other historic properties overseen by DRT chapters across the state.
  • Maintain and oversee the Alamo and DRT Library in San Antonio.
  • Maintain the historic French Legation Museum in Austin.

Upcoming CRT Events

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