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.”
To read the Daughters of the Republic of Texas statement on the lawsuit filed against the GLO and GLO Commissioner George P. Bush and to access a copy of the lawsuit petition, go to the DRT public web site at www.drtinfo.org.
Guidelines for DRT web sites, social networking, etc. are now available on the web site. Go to “Forms & Publications” tab and then click on “Publications”, then “DRT Web Site Guidelines.”
Winners for the 2014-2015 Republic of Texas Museum Art Contest were honored with a reception at the Republic of Texas Museum on February 21, 2015 in Austin. Museum Committee members worked very hard to present a program honoring the winners of the art certificates and awards. Check out the “Museum” tab of the website to see […]
The 2015 symposium is entitled A Clash of Cultures: American Indians in Spanish, Mexican and Anglo Texas History. Six scholars break the complex subject of the historical cultural interaction between native American Indians and their Spanish, Mexican and Anglo Texas counterparts into manageable pieces. Six scholars are scheduled to speak on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from […]
The Alamo – A Letter From The President General
As you no doubt have heard, GLO Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter of termination on March 12 providing a 120-day notice period for the cancellation of its management agreement with the DRT for the day to day oversight of the Alamo.
As a group and individually we are greatly saddened by this change of events, but we remain immensely proud of the generations of strong women who have deeply cared, supported and protected the Shrine, and we cherish the truly significant role the DRT has held in the history of our great state of Texas.
While we do have disagreements with the contents of the GLO’s letter, we understand that it was prepared by a political body with perhaps different goals and interests about the future of the Alamo than others here in Texas. We have been gratified by the warm show of support directed to the DRT and its members as the news has spread of the action taken by the GLO. We are presently working closely with advisors in reviewing the letter, and having appropriate discussions about the next several months. We continue to have the Library and collection as our top priority.
We will of course keep you promptly apprised of developments as they may occur, and as we prepare our plan. We are truly thankful for your continuing support during this difficult time in the history of our great organization. Members have asked about the $10,000 management fee we receive each month. GLO Chief Clerk Larry Laine repeatedly said “you can use it any way you want, we don’t care...” After paying off the William Morris obligation, the funds have been used for a few administrative expenses such as meeting room rental, professional training sessions for BOM and staff and to fund the Alamo employees’ recognition dinner the last two years. The board has held the balance in safe keeping – our most often voiced concern being the Library Collection.
Ellen S. McCaffrey, President General, Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Communication for DRT Members
In order to keep members informed of what is happening in DRT, all BOM, 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 BOM Minutes, go to the menu and click on "ABOUT DRT" , then "BOARD OF MANAGEMENT" then "BOM MINUTES". 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. 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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