Registration and Sales Table forms are now available for the 2016 Convention. Click on links on the right side under “2016 Convention” OR go to the main menu and click on “About DRT” and then click on “DRT Convention” OR go to the main menu and click on “Forms & Publications” and then click on […]
The “DRT Approved Ancestor Paver Contest” offers a DRT member the opportunity to honor their respective DRT approved ancestor(s) with a paver. The sidewalks at the Republic of Texas History Center will be covered with pavers! For contest guidelines and DRT approved ancestors who have been honored with a paver, go to the “DRT Approved […]
The Republic of Texas Museum presents the Frontier Families Symposium/with luncheon on February 25, 2016. Click on the tab “Museum” then “Republic of Texas Museum” for complete reservation information and access to PayPal/Credit payment options,
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.
- Sustainability Plan for the Republic of Texas History Center.
- Latest Design Plans for the Republic of Texas History Center
- Naming Opportunities for the Republic of Texas History Center
- Pledge Form
- Paver Order Form
- DRT Approved Ancestor Paver Contest & Guidelines
- Listing of Purchased DRT Approved Ancestor Pavers
- Flag Contest and Guidelines
- Click to see RTHC Committee Reports.
- Click to Order a beautiful star pin/pendant to show your Texas spirit and support our vision for the future Republic of Texas History Center.
Help the Daughters build the Republic of Texas History Center by making your donation today!
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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