“The Chapter Challenge” will provide DRT Chapters the opportunity to have their chapter name on a flag pole to be located at the Republic of Texas History Center. Go to the “Flag Contest & Guidelines” listed under the information on the Republic of Texas History Center at the bottom of this page.
To enable area residents and DRT members to express condolences and support for the French people following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas has place a condolence book at the French Legation Museum at 802 San Marcos in Austin starting today.
The Republic of Texas Museum is sponsoring a celebration of the General Edward Burleson family on December 15, 2015. The event features a wreath laying, a luncheon and a Republic of Texas Museum tour. For complete information click on the “Museum” tab, then “Republic of Texas Museum”.
Status & News of the DRT Library Collection at the Alamo
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas continue to work towards a solution to the dispute between the DRT and the General Land Office over the ownership of the DRT Library Collection located on the grounds of the Alamo Complex in San Antonio, Texas. Documents pertaining to this dispute are located to the right of this article under "The DRT Library Collection".
Latest News Update for November, 2015
A February 22,2016 court date has been set to determine ownership of the 38,000 books, maps, flags and other artifacts which comprise the DRT Library Collection. The DRT filed a lawsuit in March to block the Texas General Land Office from assuming ownership of the collection. The DRT maintains that the origins of the library began in 1945 with an individual donation of a number of historical artifacts linked to the early days of the Republic of Texas. Construction of the library at the Texas shrine was completed in the early 1950s, allowing historians, authors and individuals interested in Texas history the opportunity to conduct research on the Alamo grounds.
DRT obtained a court order in August temporarily stopping the GLO from keeping the group away from the collection at the site. State District Judge John Gabriel granted the Daughters of the Republic of Texas a 14-day restraining order, giving them access to the Alamo private library and preventing anyone from removing items from the premises. The DRT obtained the court order after library employees were denied access to the collection the organization maintains that it owns. In the ruling, the court found “there is substantial likelihood that the plaintiff (DRT) will prevail on the merits of its claims against the defendant (GLO).” The court also found that the “GLO’s wrongful control and illegal taking of the DRT’s private property will cause irreparable harm to the DRT.” In September, a Bexar County judge converted the temporary restraining order to a temporary injunction, granting DRT access to the collection until the dispute is resolved.
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.
Alternatively, you may donate to the DRT Library Defense Fund by credit card.
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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