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 […]
July 3, 2015 by Jaime Bare “The Alamo is not ancient history. It is no more ancient than love is an old story, for nothing is ancient and nothing is old which every day teaches something that is fine and beautiful and brave.” –Richard Harding Davis, 1892 The Daughters of the Republic of Texas […]
Kay Crews, a registered parliamentarian and DRT member will be conducting a meeting in Austin on July 18, 2015, for the purpose of input into the revision of the DRT Bylaws. All interested members of DRT are invited to attend and participate in this very important process. The meeting is being held at the Wyndham […]
Check out the latest “aids” for DRT chapters. Teaching Tools located under “About DRT” and under “Forms & Publications” then “Publications” has both PowerPoint and PDF presentations that can be used for chapter programs and learning experiences.
Rick Casey of KLRN TV in San Antonio interviews Dr. David Gracy and DRT librarian Leslie Stapleton concerning the GLO and DRT dispute over the DRT Library located on the Alamo grounds. To see the complete interview go to http://video.klrn.org/program/texas-week and click on the March 27, 2015 episode entitled “State Wants to Take the Alamo Library.”
2015 Convention in San Antonio (photos courtesy of Pat Spackey)
Communication for DRT Members
In order to keep members informed of what is happening in DRT, all Convention and Administrative Committee Minutes are now available on this web site. All of these can be accessed from the "DRT Communication Links" located in the column to the right or they are available from the menu by using the following directions. To access the DRT Convention Minutes, go to the menu and click on "ABOUT DRT", then "DRT CONVENTION MINUTES". To access the Administrative Committee Minutes, go to the menu and click on "COMMITTEES", then "COMMITTEE MINUTES". Remember also that the latest newsletter from the President General is available by going to the menu and clicking on "NEWSLETTERS" and then "PRESIDENT GENERAL'S NEWS.
Republic of Texas History Complex
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) has 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 Complex, a visit to three museums – The French Legation Museum, The Republic of Texas Museum, and the Children’s Interactive Museum. The Complex 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. The ROTHC Committee has prepared a Sustainability Plan which includes an organizational chart and projected budget and incomes.To view the Sustainability Plan, click here. Click here to see the latest design plans. ROTHC Naming Rights and Pledge Forms are also available for members and friends to help with The Republic of Texas History Complex project. For complete information on The Republic of Texas History Complex visit the ROTHC website.
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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