The Pioneer Memorial Log House, constructed in 1936, was built as a Chapter home and as a hospitality house for the many visitors expected to visit Houston for the Texas Centennial. Rededicated in March of 1996, the Log House continues to serve as the home of the San Jacinto Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Now open to the public on regularly scheduled afternoons, the House is also available as a meeting place for other educational and historical groups. It functions as a Texas Pioneer Museum with tours given by docents and brings special exhibits to the school children and citizens of Houston.
From the San Jacinto Chapter yearbook:
The mission of the Pioneer Memorial Log House Museum is to collect and preserve documents and relics relating to the early history of Texas and Texians, and Houston, and to encourage the study of Texas history through exhibits, literature and educational programs. The Museum places special significance on the Battle of San Jacinto, the Texas Revolution, the period of the Republic, and women’s contributions during this time. Owned by the San Jacinto Chapter, the Museum also adheres to the objectives of its mother organization, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, founded in 1891, which are: (1) To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas; (2) To encourage historical research in to the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the Revolution of 1835 and the events which followed, to foster the preservation of documents and relics, to encourage the publication of records of individual service of the soldiers and patriots of the Republic and other source material for the history of Texas; (3) To promote the celebration of Texas Honor Days.
The Pioneer Memorial Log House is located between Ben Taub Hospital and the Houston Zoo.
1510 N. MacGregor
The Pioneer Memorial Log House is supported by the San Jacinto Chapter, DRT
Houston, Texas 77030-1732
Phone: (713) 522-0396