Following a morning where employees of the DRT Library arrived to work to find the locks changed and access to the DRT Library and the collection they own blocked, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) today obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Texas General Land Office and George P. Bush in […]
The French Legation extends an invitation to the Texas-French Market on October 3rd from 11am till 5 pm on the grounds of the French Legation at 802 San Marcos Street in East Austin. Over 50 vendors will be available to the public.
Kay Crews, DRT member and registered parliamentarian has prepared instructional materials for the proposed Bylaw revision that will be presented at the 2016 Convention. Chapter members and District Meeting attendees are encouraged to use these materials and discuss the information so as to make informed decisions at the Convention next May. Click on Bylaws image to access […]
From the Dallas Morning News, July 10, 2015: Flags were lowered and prayers were said in the myriad languages of the Alamo’s 1836 defenders on Friday as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas ended their 110 years as custodians of the mission-turned-fortress-turned-shrine. Members of the 124-year-old group held a solemn, low-key ceremony to mark […]
Status & News of the DRT Library Collection at the Alamo
On March 24th, 2015, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by the DRT against the Texas General Land Office and GLO Commissioner George P. Bush regarding the DRT’s ownership of its library collection:
“For months, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas attempted in good faith to resolve differences of opinion with the State over the ownership and management of the DRT’s library collection. The recent actions by the State, which occurred suddenly and without the opportunity for meaningful dialogue, left the DRT with no alternative but to file this lawsuit. However, we hope that the suit will form the basis for a dialogue that leads to a just resolution for all involved, including the DRT and its donors and patrons.”
- Click here for the DRT's Plaintiff's Petition.
- Click here for "The Analytical Review of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library" by Dr. David B. Gracy.
News Update for August 24, 2015 Following a morning where employees of the DRT Library arrived to work to find the locks changed and access to the DRT Library and the collection they own blocked, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) today obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Texas General Land Office and George P. Bush in his capacity as Commissioner of the GLO. > To see the complete press release with the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), click here.
DRT Library Collection Defense Fund
DRT has started a DRT Library Defense Fund. Please send your checks to DRT, Inc., 510 East Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752. Place in the memo part of your check "DRT Library Defense Fund." Your donations are tax deductible. Updated information will be available at your District Workshops.
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS HISTORY CENTER
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) have owned the property adjacent to the French Legation Museum since May, 2013. By building the Republic of Texas Museum and business offices on this property, DRT will create the Republic of Texas History Center, a visit to three museums – The French Legation Museum, The Republic of Texas Museum, and the Children’s Interactive Museum. The Center will provide a larger, more appropriate setting for exhibits, educational programs, conferences, and other festivities. In this way, DRT will better serve the State of Texas and visitors seeking to learn about and appreciate the fascinating history of the State of Texas. Click on the following items to access information about plans for the History Center and ways to help the Daughters realize their goal of a 21st Century Museum featuring the Republic of Texas era.
Help the Daughters build the Republic of Texas History Center by making your donation today!
A Star for Our Vision
This beautiful pin/pendant was handcrafted and designed specifically for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas as a proud reminder of our heritage and symbol for our future. All proceeds benefit the Vision Campaign to build the Republic of Texas History Complex. Show your Texan spirit and support our vision for the future!
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NATIVE TEXAN LICENSE PLATE
Show everyone where you're from with the Native Texan specialty license plate. Your purchase of this attractive license plate benefits the DRT's historic preservation and Texas history education programs.
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